Independents expected to support Apple tax appeal in return for Dáil debate

The Cabinet meets later this morning with Ministers to make a decision on appealing the Apple tax ruling.

While Independents have yet to finally agree their position on the European Commission ruling, it is looking increasingly likely they will in return for a recall of the Dáil to debate the issue.

Within minutes of Tuesday's announcement by the European Commission that Ireland has to recoup €13bn in back taxes from Apple the Finance Minister Michael Noon was declaring there would be an appeal.

24 hours later when the Cabinet met for four hours of talks, they couldn't agree to sanction the appeal.

Yesterday, there were constant meetings between Independent Ministers and the Attorney General, officials and experts.

While the Independents are reflecting on those meetings overnight and are likely to have further meetings this morning, there is now an expectation they will support an appeal in return for a recall of the Dáil and a debate on a strongly worded motion on tax.

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