Sunday 22 January 2017

EU Commission has over-reached itself

Published 03/09/2016 | 02:30

Finance Minister Michael Noonan Photo: Tom Burke
Finance Minister Michael Noonan Photo: Tom Burke

There's no definitive etiquette to follow in starting a war. Some throw down a gauntlet, while others go straight for the blunderbus, a favoured weapon of choice in Brussels this week.

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Margrethe Vestager's attack on Ireland's tax policy will in time be recognised as a clumsy and inept incursion into our internal affairs.

The covert intent was clearly to take out our corporate tax policy. Having no right to trespass on tax, the Commission targeted the infrastructure of our tax infrastructure, deeming it to be illegal.

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