Exclusive: Ireland seeks Trump’s help to scupper EU tax plan

Head of IDA and Enterprise Ireland lobby US commerce secretary; move puts Ireland on a collision course with Brussels

18th March, 2018

Ireland is seeking the support of the Trump administration to help scupper the EU’s new digital tax plan, with Irish business leaders lobbying US commerce secretary Wilbur Ross in a high-powered meeting in Washington last week.

The chief executives of IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland and Ibec were present at a meeting with Ross on the fringes of the St Patrick’s Day celebrations in Washington DC last week.

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