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France wants Ireland to clamp down on the big tech firms, which puts the government in an uncomfortable place

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

3rd March, 2019
Bruno Le Maire: France’s finance minister wants Ireland’s support for a digital sales tax on tech giants Pic: Getty

The conveyor-belt of key European political figures arriving in Ireland to express their support for our position on Brexit continued to roll on last week, with France’s finance minister Bruno Le Maire stopping by for a chat with Leo Varadkar and Paschal Donohoe on Tuesday.

Like most of the guests to date, Le Maire stuck to the EU’s script of unwavering support. But he also had another message for the government: France wants...

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