A lot still to play for as the row simmers

There will be a backlash after the Apple revelations, though it should not damage Ireland's position, writes Ian Kehoe.

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Ian Kehoe

25th May, 2013

The simmering debate about Ireland's cosy relationship with multinational corporations is set against a backdrop of austerity. With governments across the world forcing through biting income tax hikes, the image of certain über-profitable corporations such as Apple using crafty accounting structures to minimise their tax bill does not sit well.

But it goes further than that. The global crisis and subsequent recession has had a serious impact on global tax takes, leading to individual...

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