Friday April 3, 2020

David McWilliams: The Apple ruling is a moment of choice for Ireland

The country finds itself at a pivotal fork in the road

4th September, 2016

The Apple tax case marks a fork in the road – a moment of choice. It allows us to think strategically, and provides Ireland with an opportunity to think geo-strategically about our next move.

For the past 30 years, Ireland has been trying to straddle corporate America and social Europe. We have become a beachhead for US companies while remaining reasonably good European citizens, genuflecting – at least in public – to European social aspirations,...

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