Martina Devlin: Tasty tax rates tempt big business, but at what cost?
Published 28/10/2010 | 05:00
Ireland's international reputation is already muddied. But another lorry-load of slurry has just been dumped on us by Google, which is using this country to help it avoid paying tax on profits made elsewhere.
Wait, I'm not supposed to say anything negative about Google -- or any of the multinationals, come to that. It breaks the 11th commandment: he who creates employment is above criticism.
But Google, a guest in our country, has been abusing our hospitality.