Apple: Inside the €13bn Apple deal

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The inside story of Ireland’s special little arrangement with the most profitable company in the world

It was acceptable in the 1990s, apparently. “Applying today’s standards to something 25 years ago . . . nothing looks good in that light,” sighed one veteran tax source, who was around at the time.

“It was reflective of what was happening at the time. There was a lot of new FDI coming in, with Intel and the likes. It was the start of that big push in terms of ramping up what had been established previously.”

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