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Tax deal: Paolo Gentiloni said he’s hopeful Ireland will get on board with proposal. Photo: Alexandros Michailidis/SOOC/Bloomberg

Tax deal: Paolo Gentiloni said he’s hopeful Ireland will get on board with proposal. Photo: Alexandros Michailidis/SOOC/Bloomberg

Tax deal: Paolo Gentiloni said he’s hopeful Ireland will get on board with proposal. Photo: Alexandros Michailidis/SOOC/Bloomberg

The EU hopes that securing a global deal on taxing big tech companies will bring Ireland onside.

According to the bloc’s economy chief Paolo Gentiloni, a global deal is within reach after the US dropped a key demand at a G20 ministerial meeting last Friday.


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