US and Britain turn up heat on Irish tax rates

Ireland is coming under mounting pressure from the US and Britain - its two main trading partners - over its low-tax regime and the incentives on offer to foreign companies locating here.

30th August, 2008

Ireland is coming under mounting pressure from the US and Britain - its two main trading partners - over its low-tax regime and the incentives on offer to foreign companies locating here.

Government officials from the two countries have discussed the situation with their counterparts in Dublin. The situation intensified last week when two more high-profile British companies revealed plans to move their headquarters to Ireland for tax reasons.

Documents obtained by The Sunday Business...

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