Government is between a rock and a hard place over Apple tax
Published 29/08/2016 | 02:30
All signs are the Government will be unceremoniously dragged back in to work this week. There is every likelihood that a hefty EU fine will land with a thud after marathon investigations into Ireland's tax treatment of the computer behemoth Apple.
It is a strange case, replete with contradictions. One outcome could be a hefty sum in back-taxes from Apple making its way into Ireland's coffers.
Should the Government turn down such a windfall after years of sickening austerity? How will they explain that to one too many people who feel they got a tough ride from the Revenue authorities in recent difficult times?