EU Commission casts a cold eye over tax arrangements

Coverage of US Senate hearings about the Irish tax schemes of US firms may have triggered this inquiry, writes Brain Keegan.

14th September, 2013

It was reported last week that the EU Commission is raising yet another set of inquiries about the way the Irish tax system operates. Should this be a matter of concern?

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