Tuesday 22 August 2017

Government urged to take €13bn forbidden fruit

Emily Duffy, of Uplift, dressed as Snow White, holds an open letter to the Government outside Leinster House yesterday Photo: Damien Eagers
Emily Duffy, of Uplift, dressed as Snow White, holds an open letter to the Government outside Leinster House yesterday Photo: Damien Eagers
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Snow White was scuppered by a poisoned apple, but yesterday told the Government to take the forbidden fruit from the €13bn Apple tax ruling.

An open letter, signed by 10,000 people, was delivered at 10am to Leinster House before the Cabinet met to decide on whether to appeal the ruling.

The letter was delivered by a member of the Uplift campaign group dressed as Snow White.

The letter read: "Dear Minister Noonan... You claim you do not have enough money in the public exchequer to ensure quality healthcare for everyone; to properly resource our schools and universities; to ensure every worker has a living wage, to end homelessness. Apple's tax bill would go a long way to solving these problems."

Irish Independent

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