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McWilliams: Swap tax take for real skin in the game

There is another way to attract and keep multinationals here

29th November, 2015
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Corporate deals like this week’s Pfizer-Allergan merger could be worth a lot more to Ireland Picture: Bloomberg

There is something giant stirring in the corporate world.

The company that makes Viagra has just got into bed with the company that makes fake boobs and Botox, coming together in one of the biggest corporate deals ever. Dublin will be its headquarters. Not only does this tell you something about the enormous value of sex, it also tells you a lot about the value of Ireland’s tax rate.

While the lawyers and...

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