Ireland set to appeal EU's shock €13 billion Apple ruling

Tim Cook says state aid decision will hurt investment in Europe

30th August, 2016
Special Cabinet meeting to follow Apple ruling. Pic: Getty

Although the Government said it would appeal, and Apple chief executive Tim Cook strongly rejected the decision, the scale of the tax bill has delivered a huge blow the country’s international reputation.

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager found that two Apple subsidiaries entered into agreements with the Revenue Commissioners in 1991 that “substantially and artificially lowered the tax paid by Apple in Ireland.”

“The commission's...

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