Brian Keegan: Is Apple really our American sweetheart?
The huge figure involved in the Apple case doesn’t make the European Commission’s decision correct
If we do offer “sweetheart” tax deals, then we must be terribly bad at it.
Ireland has been caught in the eye of a storm. The significance of the Apple case is not the size of the tax amounts involved but the importance of its brand, possibly the most recognisable and valuable brand in the world.
Commercial considerations are pitted against tax law, the US claim to tax against the EU claim to...
Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!
With any subscription you will have access to
Unlimited multi-device access to our iPad, iPhone and Android Apps
Unlimited access to our eReader library
Exclusive daily insight and opinion seven days a week
Create alerts to never miss a subject that matters to you
Get access to exclusive offers for subscribers on gifts and experiences
Get content from Business Post, Business Post Magazines, Connected, Tatler and Food & Wine
Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
Demand continues to outstrip supply in both residential and PRS markets, while developers adapt new build designs to take the pandemic into account
How the programme for government will shape housing
Several strategic changes offer an opportunity for positive reform of planning and development
Comment: US must defuse Covid-19’s ticking time bomb of debt
The United States cannot defeat the pandemic like a military foe but it can learn from looking back at its post-war economic recovery