Taxation: Debate paints Ireland in unfair light

The recent furore over Apple's tax affairs in Ireland does not tell the full story, writes Margaret O'Brien.

25th May, 2013
Because Ireland's name crops up in this tax debate, this has the potential to become a serious issue for us.

With British and US politicians having labelled Ireland as a tax haven, we have found ourselves at the centre of the growing 'aggressive tax planning' debate.

Countering those accusations, Rory Meehan, head of tax, RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, said: "The aim of the Irish government is to generate employment within Ireland, and the tax policy of this country for companies has always been focused on that issue. To attract the big players on the global...

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