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Ireland's tax rate thrust centre stage in US presidental race

Clinton and Trump take aim at 12.5 per cent corporate tax rate over Pfizer/Allergan deal

30th October, 2015
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have taken aim at Ireland's tax rate Pic: Getty

Two of the frontrunners in America’s presidential election campaign have taken aim at Ireland’s corporate tax regime.

It comes as pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Allergan announce that they are in preliminary talks over a mega-merger that could lead to the newly formed company locating in Ireland for tax purposes.

One of the aspiring Democratic candidates, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, said in a statement that she was opposed to tax inversion...

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