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‘Give the Apple cash to community projects’, says cabinet minister

Denis Naughten wants interest to provide one-off grants

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

@obraonain
11th September, 2016

A senior member of the cabinet has called for the interest payments from the €13 billion Apple tax payment to be used for community projects.

Even though the government is appealing the European Commission’s verdict that it gave Apple illegal state aid, it is legally required to recover the money from Apple in the meantime.

But Minister for Communications Denis Naughten has told other ministers that he wants the interest from this money...

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