Trouble in Paradise - but plenty of people won’t see it that way

Trouble in Paradise - but plenty of people won’t see it that way

What many people see as being in the public interest is regarded as begrudgery by those affected and their supporters

The high-profile publication of the Paradise Papers – bringing us stories about the financial activities of Bono, Denis O’Brien and Tony O’Reilly and, surprisingly, members of the cast of Mrs Brown’s Boys, as well as corporates like Apple and the facilitation by our two main banks, AIB and Bank of Ireland – was another reminder for journalists and commentators of the importance of highlighting the crucial difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion in their reports and analysis.

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