Residential landlords paid tax on only 63%  of their rental income in 2018 as they claimed total deductions of €1.14bn  that year

Residential landlords paid tax on only 63 per cent of their rental income in 2018, figures from Revenue show, as they claimed total deductions of €1.1(...)

A man wearing a face mask looks over a barricade set up to keep people out of a residential compound in Wuhan,  China in April. Photograph:   Noel Celis/AFP via Getty Images)

The mild-mannered German scientist never anticipated becoming a Chinese propaganda star. But Alexander Kekulé, director of the Institute for Biosecuri(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

As a result of Covid-19, Ireland SMEs, who are the backbone of our economy, need access to cash that will keep them in business.

As a nation we face a significant dilemma: the need to spend now so that we can save the current economy versus the need to save so that we can spend (...)

 Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe’s speech is televised  in Harvey Norman, Blanchardstown, Dublin 15. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has unveiled an aggressive package of spending measures in the budget, worth a record €17 billion, in a bid to co(...)

In order to ensure the salary of full-time worker on minimum wage will remain outside the top rate of USC, the ceiling of the second USC rate band will be increased. Photograph: iStock

Smokers who like driving diesel powered SUVs are likely to be hardest hit in abudget which has managed to be simultaneously parsimonious and giveaway.(...)

A man sits outside a pub in Dublin’s city centre. Pubs in the capital which don’t serve food have been closed since March.  Photograph: PA

Hospitality sector – A new scheme for businesses which closed because of Covid-19 will provide a maximum of €5,000 per week. The Government(...)

Were our couple to drop everything and race to Cong, Co Mayo, right now they could have themselves an overnight stay in one of the best hotels in the world – Ashford Castle. File photograph: Getty

Pricewatch was delighted to wake up last Thursday morning to realise that it was the dawn of a six-month spell over which Minister for Finance Paschal(...)

E-bike ambassadors Stevie G (centre) and Deirdre O’Shaughnessy (second left), partners in the Cork We-Bike campaign, at the launch of the new wE-Bike campaign, promoting the use of e-bikes across Cork city and county. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Cork may well be a city of hills, but a new campaign aimed at promoting the use of e-bikes is hoping “to flatten the curve” for many would-be Leeside (...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe delivers Budget 2020 in the Dáil. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe will probably never frame a budget against a more uncertain backdrop. Covid-19 has caused an economic shock three(...)

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