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Google’s European headquarters in Silicon Docks in Dublin. For decades, multinationals moved to Ireland for its low taxes. Photograph: Paulo Nunes dos Santos/ The New York Times

“He’s prepared to cop the flak.” That was the summary of one high-level source when asked about the fallout for Ireland and for Minister for Finance P(...)

European Union competition commissioner Margrethe Vestager: “We look at state aid from any possible angle to see if tools are being used that shouldn’t be use to give a selective advantage.” Photograph: Eric Vidal/Reuters

There are not many European Union commissioners who can boast of high popularity ratings. But in the two years since her appointment as Europe’s compe(...)

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager was congratulated by MEPs for her decision against Ireland. Photographs: AFP/Getty Images

Ireland’s political isolation over the Apple ruling was laid bare on Wednesday as MEPs overwhelmingly backed the EU’s finding that the State had offer(...)