Wednesday 18 October 2017

Noonan is no attack dog for the digital age

Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and Michael Noonan. Photo: Mark Condren
Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and Michael Noonan. Photo: Mark Condren
Kevin Doyle

Kevin Doyle

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.

At least that's what science had taught us - up until the moment where the European Commission effectively described Ireland as a haven for tax dodgers.

In the space of 48 hours Finance Minister Michael Noonan and Taoiseach Enda Kenny have disproved the centuries-old law as they floundered to put forward a convincing argument for why Ireland shouldn't take the €13bn and run.

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