Apple's former CEO has rowed back on comments questioning Ireland's ability to attract investment without the double-Irish tax loophole.
John Sculley previously said he believed removing the measure - used by companies such as Google and Apple to cut their tax bills - would see Ireland "lose its edge".
However, he now says he believes the Government will convince investors to stick with Ireland and will introduce new corporate tax regimes.
Speaking ahead of the final day of the Web Summit, John Sculley said: "Part of the attraction of coming to Ireland wasn't just the tax holiday - which obviously is a big incentive - but it was also the incredible cooperation we got.
"I think Ireland will still have some appeal. Hopefully there will be some tax advantages (too)."