Saturday February 22, 2020

Stephen Kinsella: Is there a whole barrel of Apples?

Due to our ‘tax haven lite’ status, the current case could be the first of many

4th September, 2016
All indications were that Ireland and Apple were going to get whacked Picture: Getty

Contrast the Irish government’s reaction to the Brexit announcement with its reaction to the ruling by the European Commission that Ireland helped Apple pay almost no tax on profits it made selling its devices and services across Europe.

The morning of the Brexit result, the Taoiseach appeared before the media with a plan, a set of actions drawn up by his officials, and a sense that the government had at least thought through...

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