Ireland needs a new tax reality

We might find ourselves going from tax haven to hell if we don't stay on the side of the angels, writes David McWilliams.

22nd June, 2014
Sometimes, the government's stance seems to concern itself only with the balance sheets of the multinationals, what about the balance sheet of Ireland?

Years ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to work for Jack Welch of GE fame at close quarters. It is the sort of invaluable experience that is hard to replicate, even if, at times, his pace of work was shocking for someone 30-odd years his junior. During the period we had time to chat about all sorts of things.

At one stage, we were talking about crisis or challenges, not just in business but in...

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