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Letters – Upsetting the Apple cart

Dear Editor, The €13 billion that Brussels says Apple owes the Irish State raises more questions than our Government or previous Governments are willing to answer, some answers we already know. Were Apple given favourable tax terms? The answer is almost certainly yes sweetheart deals were done by Irish Governments and of course our Tax Officials had no choice but to honour what ever was agreed, therefore Apple can say

State must increase taxes to benefit from West Cork oil finds

WEST Cork Sinn Féin have issued a statement calling on the Government to look at the current tax regime in light of recent oil and gas discoveries off the West Cork coast.   The recent announcement by Providence Resources regarding the extent of oil and gas in its Barryroe field, is to be welcomed. It is estimated that there may be up to 1.6 billion barrels of oil which at

TD “shocked” by increase in tax arrears

A WEST Cork TD has expressed his shock at figures supplied to him by the Minister for Finance, Michael Noonan, which reveal that the amount of tax owed to the Revenue Commissioners has doubled since 2007. Clonakilty-based Fine Gael TD Jim Daly said that the figures represented a shocking increase in just four years, adding that they underline the hardship facing businesses nationwide. “Small business owners are seriously suffering in