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Brian Keegan: Too big a bite for us?

This tax tussle could leave Apple – and other US firms - with a sour taste

24th January, 2016
Have we bitten off more then we can chew? Picture:iStock

It’s a long time since Mary Harney remarked that the Irish people had more in common with Boston than Berlin. We’re now seeing a different clash of culture with Ireland in the middle.

Last Thursday, the head of Apple had a meeting with EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager. The meeting was widely reported, mainly because the Commission is pursuing a high-profile state aid case involving Apple.

While the Commission case involves...

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