Michael O'Leary: Ireland should threaten to leave EU over Apple tax - Irish Independent

Ryanair chief Michael O'Leary has said Ireland should threaten to leave the EU over the Apple Tax ruling. In a typically frank interview the airline boss claimed that the European Commission was bullying Ireland over the Apple tax ruling. Last week the ...and more »

How to save capitalism from capitalists - Financial Times

Once in a while capitalism has to be rescued from the depredations of, well, capitalists. Unconstrained, enterprise curdles into monopoly, innovation into rent-seeking. Today's swashbuckling “disrupters” set up tomorrow's cosy cartels. Capitalism works ...and more »

Vestager defends Apple ruling in EP debate - RTE.ie

European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager has defended the commission's ruling that Ireland granted Apple illegal state aid. Speaking during a European Parliament debate on the ruling in Strasbourg, she said the decision followed an ...and more »

Gerry Adams' 'take the money and run' call over £11bn Apple tax case shows up his total naivety - Belfast Telegraph

I am no fan of Gerry Adams, but sometimes he makes me laugh. He achieves that only unintentionally of course, for the pompous and self-righteous make poor comedians. They can, however, often be unwittingly funny, especially if one has a sufficiently ...and more »

Wide support for Commission's state aid verdict on Ireland's tax deal with Apple - European Parliament (press release)

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager won wide support from MEPs, in a Wednesday afternoon debate, for the Commission's state aid verdict that the tax benefits that Ireland granted to Apple Inc., enabling it to pay substantially less tax than ...and more »

EU Ruling on Apple's Taxes in Ireland Sends a Message Across the Atlantic - World Politics Review

In late August, the European Union ordered Ireland to collect more than $14 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple. The move followed an investigation by the European Commission, the executive branch of the EU, which found that Apple's effective corporate ...and more »

No, US Taxpayers Won't Pay Apple's $14.5 Billion Irish Tax Bill - Forbes

As White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest put it in an August 30thpress briefing, the European Commission ruling that Apple AAPL +2.07% must pay €13 billion ($14.5 billion, U.S.), plus interest, in back taxes to Ireland is “not fair to American ...and more »

Europe's Bite Out of Apple Shows the Need for US Tax Reform - Wall Street Journal

In February I wrote to European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and raised concerns about the commission's state-aid investigations involving the tax practices of U.S. multinational companies. As I described in the letter, the commission's ...and more »

Wolfgang Schäuble plays down chance of EU Apple tax windfall - Irish Times

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has played down the chances of an Apple tax windfall in Europe, warning that “you should never divvy up the bear skin before you've taken out the bear”. The German minister, no friend of Dublin's corporate tax ...and more »

Ireland must question its EU membership after Apple ruling - Nigel Farage - Newstalk 106-108 fm

British MEP Nigel Farage says Ireland has to ask questions over its EU membership, following the Apple ruling. The European Commission says Apple owes Ireland €13bn in taxes - something the Governemnt and the company are appealing. Mr Farage quit ...and more »