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Diageo’s targeting of premium spirits market pays off

Diageo’s targeting of premium spirits market pays off

The drinks company’s shares have broken records in the past fortnight, but even in leaner times it has paid its many Irish shareholders a consistent and growing dividend

Double trouble

Double trouble

The superjumbo A380 is flying into retirement. Christopher Jasper explains why Airbus is calling time on the double-decker

Digital taxation rules could hit Ireland harder

Digital taxation rules could hit Ireland harder

It is crucial for companies with international trade to engage with the OECD, to ensure Irish interests are not hampered

If a tax dodge looks too good to be true, it probably is

If a tax dodge looks too good to be true, it probably is

Governments guard PAYE tax jealously – but the British Revenue’s clampdown on a long-running avoidance scheme is so draconian that it has lost political support

Time to face the brave new world

Time to face the brave new world

No investor is immune to losses in their portfolio, but you can minimise this by looking beyond the numbers at the sustainability of business models – and how they are handling the tech revolution

Property habit needs to be kicked

Property habit needs to be kicked

UDG Healthcare is in rude health

UDG Healthcare is in rude health

The former distribution business United Drug has moved into the far more lucrative and exciting area of specialist healthcare services, which means I’ll be holding on to my stake

Has Ryanair’s low-fares model had its day?

Has Ryanair’s low-fares model had its day?

Michael O’Leary has cried wolf many times before, but now his pessimism looks justified as expected losses ring alarm bells

Brexit: no deal is now better for Ireland than a bad deal

Brexit: no deal is now better for Ireland than a bad deal

Threats worked a treat for Britain in past Anglo-Irish clashes, but May’s brinkmanship may well leave the current generation of Irish leaders unmoved

Brexit Britain in danger of grinding to a halt

Brexit Britain in danger of grinding to a halt

A no-deal scenario could crush importers and exporters under an unworkable mountain of paperwork, despite the best efforts of Whitehall civil servants

Keep up the good work

Keep up the good work

Don’t let your financial new year’s resolutions drift now that January has ended. Continue to save money with these tips from personal finance expert Paul Merriman

When is a border not a border?

When is a border not a border?

A no-deal Brexit will inevitably mean border controls on the island of Ireland, but in many cases these could be enforced by self-assessment and advance declarations

Home in on the fine print

Home in on the fine print

As house price inflation eases, lenders are offering a range of rates and incentives to attract would-be homebuyers. But borrowers should look beyond the window-dressing to the overall cost

US-style shutdown is just what Brexit needs

US-style shutdown is just what Brexit needs

The suspension of government services in the US has nothing to recommend it, except that it forces hard political decisions to be taken

Think like a winner

Think like a winner

If you take the time to investigate takeover targets, your rewards could be great