Starbucks and corporate tax

 

Sir, – Orna Mulcahy (Opinion & Analysis, September 6th) praises the “hospitality” of Starbucks in allowing customers to sit in its outlets all day without spending any money.

Of course it is a bit easier to afford this apparently generous business model when you paid only €45 in corporate tax in Ireland in 2015. – Yours, etc,

JOHN COTTER,

Ferrybank,

Waterford.