Saturday 3 December 2016

Kenny playing dangerous game in war with EU over Apple tax

Published 06/09/2016 | 02:30

The shock that greeted the EC decision in Government circles is hard to fathom given that, until recently, we were led to believe the Taoiseach was best buddies with his colleagues in Europe.
The shock that greeted the EC decision in Government circles is hard to fathom given that, until recently, we were led to believe the Taoiseach was best buddies with his colleagues in Europe.

The outraged response to the European Commission ruling against Apple is reminiscent of the reactionary hysteria that led to the Brexit vote in the UK. Listening to it would be disastrous.

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The shock that greeted the EC decision in Government circles is hard to fathom given that, until recently, we were led to believe the Taoiseach was best buddies with his colleagues in Europe.

Back in July, when some mutinous Fine Gael TDs were calling for Enda Kenny to step down as party leader, senior ministers were aghast at the prospect of an Enda-sized hole in our Brexit negotiating team.

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