Ireland does not engage in “harmful tax competition” says European Commission
Officials face tough questioning on corporation tax plan at Oireachtas inquiry
Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath accused European Commission officials of “seeking to rewrite our entire corporation tax code” at the Oireachtas Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform committee. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins
Defending plans for changes to the EU’s corporate tax rules, the Commission officials rejected charges that they would lead, if implemented, to the harmonisation of rates across the Union.