Corporate Tax

Dutch MEP calls on Ireland to introduce minimum corporate tax rate

Paul Tang expressed concern around the Irish tax system and its role in facilitating non-existent ‘phantom’ investment in the country as opposed to real investment from companies here

Paul Tang said he would have liked to have met with Paschal Donohoe, the Finance Minister (pictured), or Michael McGrath, the minister for Public Expenditure and Reform, to discuss the matter but understood that they were busy preparing next week’s budget. Picture:

Tang, who was speaking to reporters after a two-day visit to Dublin with members of his committee, said he had raised the issue with John Hogan, the Secretary General at the Department of Finance, but had not received a clear response on Ireland’s intentions.

He said he understood the constraints on civil servants such as Hogan in disclosing such policy positions and added that he would be keen to speak with politicians who could do ...