Tag Archives: Irish

Irish government to challenge Apple tax ruling

The Irish government has agreed to join Apple in fighting a Brussels ruling that the company enjoyed 25 years of illegal state aid in Ireland, allowing it to avoid billions in taxes. Michael Noonan, the Irish finance minister, won a battle with junior partners in the coalition government over plans to lodge an appeal with the European Commission in the coming weeks. ...

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Irish cabinet meeting about Apple tax ruling to resume

The Republic of Ireland’s cabinet are to resume discussions on the European Commission’s decision that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn (£11bn) to Apple. It is expected to decide whether or not to appeal the decision. Finance Minister Michael Noonan has previously said the Irish government will appeal the ruling. Independent ministers have sought the recall of ...

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Apple facing record bill for Irish tax

Apple could be ordered to pay billions of euros in back taxes in the Republic of Ireland by European Union competition officials. The final ruling, expected on Tuesday, follows a three-year probe into Apple’s Irish tax affairs, which the EU has previously identified as illegal. The Financial Times reports that the bill will be for billions of euros, making it ...

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Rio police seize Irish staff's passports

Three Olympic Council of Ireland officials, including one from Northern Ireland, have had their passports, phones and laptops seized by Brazilian police as part of the investigation into alleged illegal ticket sales. According to RTÉ and the Irish Times, the officials include OCI Chief Executive Stephen Martin, who is from Bangor, County Down. Mr Martin was previously a Director of ...

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Irish IOC head 'arrested in Rio'

The head of the Irish and European Olympic committees, Patrick Hickey, has been arrested in Rio over illegal Olympic ticket sales, Brazil media report. Mr Hickey, 71, is suspected of illegally passing on tickets for the Games to touts who sold them at extortionate prices, the reports say. His arrest comes days after a man was caught in Rio with ...

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Irish IOC head 'arrested in Rio'

The head of the Irish and European Olympic committees, Patrick Hickey, has been arrested in Rio over illegal Olympic ticket sales, Brazil media report. Mr Hickey, 71, is suspected of illegally passing on tickets for the Games to touts who sold them at extortionate prices, the reports say. His arrest comes days after a man was caught in Rio with ...

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'Gay culture' row over Irish seminary

Dublin’s archbishop has said he will stop sending trainee priests to the Republic of Ireland’s main Catholic college after allegations emerged of a gay culture at the seminary. St Patrick’s College in Maynooth is not the right place for men to study to become priests, Diarmuid Martin said. He is “unhappy about an atmosphere that was growing” the seminary. He ...

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'There’s no such thing as the Irish internet’: Stripe on its ambition to beat Paypal

Few 25-year-olds from Limerick can claim to be pals with Elon Musk, the enigmatic Tesla founder, or to have raised almost $ 300m in venture capital. But John Collison, co-founder of payments start-up Stripe, has paid the price for his early success. “I’ve already gone grey,” he says, pointing at his salt-and-pepper hair. The young entrepreneur has spent the past ...

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Sinead O’Connor Found After Going AWOL As Irish Child Agency Holds Her Son And Arsenio Hall Hits Her With Lawsuit

Sinead O’Connor has been found safe after dropping out of sight around 6 a.m. on Sunday, May 15, 2016, while going for a bike ride in Wilmette, Illinois. She reportedly reappeared in the $ 84-a-night Best Western Hotel in the Chicago suburb of Morton Grove on Monday morning, and was taken to a local hospital. Wilmette police had acknowledged the ...

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Conor McGregor — Hits Irish Award Show … Smiling & Happy

Breaking News Conor McGregor just hit the red carpet at the VIP Style Awards in Ireland — the first event he’s been at since Dana White yanked him out of UFC 200.  But Conor and his girlfriend, Dee Devlin, didn’t look angry or upset — it was the exact opposite … smiling, happy and taking selfies and signing autographs for ...

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