Chief executive Tim Cook said earlier this month that Apple would bring back several billion in untaxed offshore cash sometime in 2017. The company has about $232 billion in cash, with $214 billion of that held overseas. (Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)

When Apple was ordered by European regulators to pay $14.5 billion plus interest in back taxes to Ireland, the giant technology company seemed to be f(...)

Several EU member states are seeking a share of the €13bn which Apple has been ordered to repay the Irish Government. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Several European Union member states are seeking a share of the €13 billion which Apple has been ordered to pay the Irish Government. Spain, which is(...)

Irish European Commissioner Phil Hogan: Apple ruling “has nothing to do with taxation, nothing to do with corporate tax rates, it has to do with state aid rules”. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The European Commission’s judgment that Apple owes Ireland €13 billion in back taxes is not an attempt to force the State to change its corporation ta(...)

Margrethe Vestager: continuing her clampdown against corporate tax avoidance  with Luxembourg again in her sights. Photograph:  Eric Vidal/Reuters

The European Commission may open a fresh investigation into tax rulings offered by Luxembourg as early as this week, as EU competition commissioner Ma(...)

Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe  with Minister for Finance Michael Noonan  at Government Buildings, announcing that the Cabinet had agreed to appeal the €13 billion Apple tax decision. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The drum beats from Brussels grew louder last week, as officials and ministers trailed back to the office after the holidays. A final ruling in the (...)

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan: office signed off on Apple decision through written procedure on Monday. Photograph: François Lenoir/Reuters

European Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Phil Hogan was not informed about the details of this week’s Apple tax ruling by Commissi(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan with Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe at Government Buildings where they announced that the Cabinet agreed to appeal the €13bn Apple tax ruling. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has launched an extraordinary attack on the European Commission and some other member states, claiming they are tr(...)

Charlie Duggan (15 months) pictured on Pearse Street in Kilkenny ahead of this Weekend’s All Ireland Hurling Final between Kilkenny and Tipperary. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

1. Deadlock in Cabinet over response to €13bn Apple tax ruling Fine Gael and Independent members of the Government failed to reach agreement last nig(...)

EU competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: announced the biggest state-aid ruling in the bloc’s history.  Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty Images

In Brussels it’s called “la rentrée”. The first week back at the European Commission after the summer break is usually a slow start for European Unio(...)

Talks continued last night with Independent Minister Zappone calling for commitment to tax justice. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Fine Gael and Independent members of the Government failed to reach agreement last night on a response to the €13 billion Apple tax ruling before toda(...)

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