Michael O'Leary: Ireland should threaten to leave EU over Apple tax ruling

Ireland should threaten to leave the EU over the Apple tax ruling, according to Michael O'Leary.

The Ryanair boss has said Europe is bullying Ireland and trying to undermine our right to dictate our own tax laws.

We've been ordered to recoup €13bn from Apple, who is been accused by the European Commission of using a loophole to avoid paying enough tax on its operations based here.

However Michael O'Leary has said there can not be one rule for Ireland and another for everyone else: "I'm disturbed by how relatively limpwristed the Irish Government's response has been.

"I mean look why don't they tell the British to tax the Resident Nondenominationals in London, they wouldn't dream of doing it.

"This is a case of the European Commission bullying Ireland and Ireland should respond with a fair more robust response than just appealing the decision, if this isn't withdrawn we will consider leaving the European Union."

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