Apple’s tax cash may look tempting, but we probably shouldn’t bite
We could definitely do with it right now, but taking the tech giant’s €14.3 billion could prove to be a mistake in the long term
Not unreasonably, given the emergency we’re enduring, some people have suggested in recent days that the Apple tax money – all €14.3 billion of it – that is resting in a special deposit account at present should be taken by the Irish state and applied to the manifest multiple needs.
Expect that clamour to grow as things get worse.
It must be tempting to the government. It is potentially the cheapest source of...
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