The real Irish tax facts

Some of the comments about Ireland's tax system have been posturing and ill-informed - we need to maintain the fightback to counteract this impression, writes Feargal O'Rourke.

25th May, 2013
The IFSC in Dublin: Ireland's tax system has been the subject of considerable heated debate in recent days. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Standing up to defend Ireland's tax regime and the business models of multinationals may appear, at first blush, to be on a par with being a biblical era PR spokesperson for King Herod. However, in the hysteria of finger pointing at some of the world's biggest brands, "double Irish" structures and so called tax "deals", it is getting harder to separate the fact from the fable about the current tax landscape. But the facts do...

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