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The €13 billion question

Why has Ireland still not recovered the Apple money?

Ian Guider

Markets Editor

@ianguider
16th July, 2017
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Apple is at the centre of a legal conundrum Picture: Getty

€13 billion is an awful lot of money. Maybe not so much if you happen to be the biggest company on the planet, like Apple. But for the Irish state, collecting the €13 billion that the European Commission last year found that Apple owes the taxman is proving fraught with difficulty.

Almost a year on from the shock ruling that the iPhone maker was the beneficiary of sweetheart deals from the Irish state going back...

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