Saturday 19 August 2017

David McWilliams: EU is a thing of the past - our future is with an Atlantic Ireland

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during an event in Cupertino, California, in March 2016. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple, speaks during an event in Cupertino, California, in March 2016. Photo: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg.
David McWilliams

David McWilliams

The EU Commission's ruling on Apple is huge. It will redefine our relationship with the EU and it puts us on to a totally different economic orbit to the rest of Europe.

In the wake of Brexit, there is a political dimension to this that cannot be underestimated; either way, win or lose, it is a positive for Ireland and constitutes a huge opportunity. This is a battle between the future and the past.

The future is an Atlantic Ireland, an essential mercantile part of the global supply chain, home to the largest and most innovative companies in the world. This way lies prosperity.

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