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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.

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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.

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