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Green Party TD Neasa Hourigan has questioned the usefulness of any further appeals in the Apple tax case. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Green Party’s finance spokeswoman has said the Government should “look at the usefulness” of appealing an adverse finding in the €13 billion Apple(...)

Apple chief executive Tim Cook with former taoiseach Enda Kenny the company’s campus in Cork in 2014.

Heads we lose and tails we, kind of, lose too. Though of course the €14 billion or so would be nice. A decision on whether Ireland illegally favoured (...)

The European Commission decided in August 2016 that Apple owed Ireland €13 billion of back taxes, with interest bringing the total to about €14.3 billion. Photograph: EPA

The EU General Court will deliver its verdict next Wednesday on the Republic’s €13 billion Apple state aid case. A spokesman for the Department of F(...)

Apple’s €13 billion in back taxes – plus interest – could furnish Ireland €15 billion to help combat the economic damage of coronavirus. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Where will the money come from? The cash being thrown at economies around the world will, in the first instance, be borrowed. Ultimately, taxes will h(...)

 Apple chief executive Tim Cook speaking at The Philosophical Society at Trinity College Dublin in 2015. File photograph: Eric Luke

On the stage of international commerce, one of the strangest moves yet made by Ireland – a one-time business bit player that has over time stepped up (...)

Joseph Stiglitz:  Expressed ‘shock’ that Ireland ‘turned down the €13bn from Apple’.

Nobel prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz severely criticised Ireland at a press conference in Paris on Thursday over taxation of multinational co(...)

 The case stems from an EU inquiry after Apple chief executive Tim Cook told a US Senate subcommittee in May 2013 that his group paid an effective tax rate of below 2% in Ireland over the previous decade. Photograph: Bloomberg

A lawyer for Apple has rejected claims by the European Commission that its alleged sweetheart tax deal with Ireland was partly designed to give the iP(...)

Irish Government should make a clear commitment to bring corporate taxation out of the shadows. Photograph: Andy Wong/File/AP

There is something gothic about the Irish economy: ghosts, shadows, phantoms. For years after the great crash of 2008 its iconic image was the eerie s(...)

Apple Sales International paid less than €10 million of corporate tax in Ireland in 2011.

There wasn’t even a brass plate in Dublin to identify Apple Sales International. Or at least the court papers do not record it. The “head office” of o(...)

Paschal Donohoe: said the threat of a disorderly Brexit posed the biggest risk to the Irish and wider European economy. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe has said the Government will be putting forward a “very robust defence” as it begins a court battle next week aga(...)

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