Irish government launches early defence in Apple tax case
The European Commission is due to publish its full decision in the Apple case this morning
In a statement issued last night, the Department of Finance said: "Ireland does not accept the Commission’s analysis, which is why we have lodged an application with the General Court of the European Union to annul the whole decision.
"Ireland did not give favourable tax treatment to Apple - the full amount of tax was paid in this case and no state aid was provided. Ireland does not do deals with taxpayers."
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