Senator Carl Levin:  had repeatedly described Ireland as a tax haven during senate hearings. Photograph: Reuters

Two top Washington politicians have rejected the contention by the Irish Ambassador to the US that Ireland is not a “tax haven”.Ambassador Michael Col(...)

It has not been decided as yet the extent to which the letter will address claims that the Government did a special tax deal with Apple some years ago in an effort to get it to locate activities here. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The Government is planning to write to a US senate committee in Washington disputing the claim made last week that Ireland is a tax haven. (...)