COMMENT/ANALYSIS - IRISH EXAMINER

Apple tax ruling: EU proves it can still pack a punch

Just when you thought the European Union was down, it’s delivered a blow that shows you can’t count it out, writes Ian Wishart.

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Reason must trump the contradictory appeal of lawlessness

The rules-based Western system of government is flawed, but we must persuade people that it’s better than the alternative, says Ana Palacio.

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Obama always fighting a losing battle in Syria

The US president has been condemned for not intervening early and removing the Assad regime, but such military action was disastrous in Iraq and Libya, says Christopher R Hill     

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Apple just the start of Irish battle over tax

The Government in its push back was telling anyone who was listening that the Apple case did not involve an assault on Ireland’s 12.5% headline corporate rate and that it had done no wrong in its dealings with the tech giant over the last 15 years.

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Apple tax ruling: ‘Member states cannot give unfair tax benefits’

European competition commissioner Margarethe Vestager didn’t hold back in her criticisms of Ireland and Apple in her statement on the findings of the investigation into alleged breaches of state aid rules and their implications

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Cavan murder-suicide: 'More needs to be done in order to learn from these awful tragedies'

Bereaved mother calls on the government to change laws on partner’s access to mental health treatment, writes Joe Leogue.

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Cavan murder-suicide: Gardaí starting from scratch to find answers

What happened and why? That is the task facing the Garda investigation into the Cavan murder-suicide.

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Apple tax ruling not a sound basis for tax policy

If Apple wasn’t the most profitable company in the world, it is likely its tax arrangements would have attracted little attention, writes Seamus Coffey.

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Appeal of Apple tax ruling is not in the public interest

James Stewart looks at the US position on Apple tax and why an appeal of the ruling is a mistake

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A summary of what the European Commission had to say on the Apple tax ruling

European Commissioner for Competition Margarethe Vestager didn't hold back in her criticisms of Ireland and Apple in her statement on the findings of the investigation into alleged breaches of state aid rules and their implications. Here's an edited summary of what she had to say. 

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