Making deals in the shadow of Apple
Political cover sought and received for government’s Apple tax appeal
First came the storm. Last week, the government sought to restore some calm. Having been spooked by the sheer size of the European Commission’s Apple ruling, Enda Kenny and Michael Noonan last week attempted to build cross party backing for Ireland’s formal appeal to the €13 billion fine on the technology giant.
Week one in this saga was about global tax strategy, international politicking and the nuances of shell companies, offshore...
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