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27th September, 2015
Taoiseach Enda Kenny with his ‘brain’ Andrew McDowell, the Taoiseach’s economic

Were Apple, Google and Intel trying to get their speak-in with the Taoiseach ahead of new more transparent rules on the practice of lobbying?

A glance through the diaries of Andrew McDowell, the Taoiseach’s economic adviser, and the man reportedly described by his colleagues as “the Taoiseach’s brains” shows several meetings with leading executives from multinational tech-land.

McDowell scheduled in time with Claire Twaithes, Apple’s Brussels based EU lobbyist...

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