The government has agreed to appeal the EU Commission ruling that Ireland have tax breaks worth €13bn to Apple.
Children’s Minister Katherine Zappone, Sport Minister Shane Ross and Independent Alliance TD Finian McGrath are the main reasons Apple are getting yet another break.
They all initially looked like they wouldn’t appeal, but they hand has been bent in negotiations and now they’ve sided with the government to appeal the E.U. ruling.
The European running found that Ireland gave “selective treatment” to Apple allowing them pay less than just 1% tax – effectively for every €1 million Apple earned, they paid Ireland just €50 tax.