Analysis > September 2016

Apple, Ireland and the Spanish connection

Ireland is waking up to a legal and moral quagmire over the Apple tax bill. The big question is this: will Ireland appeal the decision, and what are its chances of winning, whatever about the political fallout from turning down €13 billion from Apple? RTÉ’s Europe Editor Tony Connelly looks at the Apple ruling and the possible impact of a similar case involving Spanish bank Santander. The Government has already been sharpening the axe with some of the most stridently …