Tensions mount over Apple data centre
Varadkar blames Apple for delays in the collection of €13 billion in back taxes
Up until about 4.15 pm on Tuesday, it was impossible to place a cigarette paper between Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Apple chief executive Tim Cook, as they united to fight Europe’s contention that the government had granted the iPhone maker a sweetheart tax deal.
That alliance began to fray this week, as Varadkar appeared to blame Apple for delays in the collection of about €13 billion in back taxes Ireland has been ordered to...
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Tom Maguire: Tax changes we make now could help business for years
The way we did business a few months ago may never return – so the opportunity is to make changes that will both aid recovery and set us up well for our new futures