Irish Times Podcast: Apple Tax: A Watershed Moment For Ireland

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    This is a very interesting discussion on the Apple tax issue from an Irish prospective. It also explains the history of Ireland's economic policies.



    Apple Tax: A Watershed Moment For Ireland

    As the dust settles on the EU's historic tax decision, it's becoming clear that the move threatens our economic model, our international reputation and the stability of our current Government.

    It's not just a thorny technical and political issue to be thrashed out, says Fintan O'Toole - it's an important moment in modern Irish history.

    Political Correspondent Harry McGee says the Dáil should be recalled to debate the issue before Cabinet makes a decision on whether to appeal - but doesn't think it likely.

    Defending any decision to appeal, Fianna Fáil TD James Lawless calls the ruling an "EU power grab" that must be resisted, especially now that the U.K., traditionally our friend in such matters, has left the building.



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    Yes, this Ireland vs EU vs USA tax issue (not just taxing Apple, but other international companies too) is an interesting one ...
    Which countries get to keep most of the tax revenue from successful companies?
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