Colm Kelpie: Obama's tax swipe uncomfortable for the Government
Published 06/09/2016 | 02:30
President Obama didn't name Ireland and the European Commission specifically in his remarks at the G20, but his comments suggest they were on his mind.
Just days after the European Commission ruled that Apple should pay €13bn in back taxes to the State, the most powerful politician in the world claimed some of the US's closest allies have been engaging in a race "to the bottom".
President Obama was referring to how these "allies" enforce their "tax policies in ways that lead to revenue shifting and tax avoidance in our country".