Apple: Ruling has shaken the coalition to its core

Apple: Ruling has shaken the coalition to its core
Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern Pic:

How do you persuade the Independent Alliance to back a decision to return a cheque for €13 billion to Apple Inc?

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern was always determined, if at all possible, not to upset what he called the apple tart. The decision of the EU Commission on the tax affairs of Apple has well and truly upset the apple tart that is our present government. Politically, how do you tell a population weary of austerity that the government intends to write ‘return to sender’ on the envelope when it arrives with a cheque for €13 billion from Apple?

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