What they said
The Irish Government gave us a tax-incentive agreement to set up there in 1980.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook to US senators at a hearing on the company's tax affairs on Tuesday
APPLE HAS QUIETLY NEGOTIATED WITH THE IRISH GOVERNMENT AN INCOME TAX RATE OF LESS THAN 2PC, WELL UNDER THE IRISH STATUTORY RATE OF 12PC.
US Senator Carl Levin
I AM TELLING YOU, IRELAND DOES NOT DO SPECIAL DEALS OR SIDE DEALS WITH ANY COMPANY WITH REGARD TO OUR CORPORATION TAX RATE.
Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Wednesday
THERE IS NO NEGOTIATION, THE REVENUE DID NOT DO ANY DEALS.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan
THERE ARE NO SPECIAL DEALS AND APPLE DIDN'T GET A SPECIAL DEAL.
IDA chief executive Barry O'Leary yesterday
WE DON'T COMMENT ON SUNDAY NEWSPAPER STORIES.
The Department of Finance's response yesterday to a report Apple got a tax deal in 1990 from Charlie Haughey's government