Top Coke exec met Noonan on sugar tax

Irial Finan met twice with Noonan last year to press him on levy

2nd April, 2017

Coca-Cola enlisted one of its most senior and influential global executives to engage with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan on its resistance to key plans.

Irial Finan, a vice-president at Coke’s Atlanta office, met twice with Noonan last year to press him on the sugar tax and on the OECD’s targeting of profit shifting by international companies.

In July, Finan, who is originally from Roscommon, wrote to Noonan seeking a meeting...

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