« BackCabinet to decide on Apple tax ruling appeal

The Cabinet meets later this morning with Ministers to make a decision on appealing the Apple tax ruling.

Leinster House

While Independents have yet to finally agree their position on the European Commission ruling it’s looking increasingly likely they will support an appeal in return for a recall of the Dáil to debate the issue.

Within minutes of Tuesday’s announcement by the European Commission that Ireland has to recoup 13 billion in back taxes from Apple the Finance Minister was declaring there would be an appeal.

24 hours later when the Cabinet met and four hours of talks and they couldn’t agree to sanction the appeal.

Yesterday there was constant meetings between Independent Ministers and the Attorney General, officials and experts.

While the independents are reflecting on those meetings overnight and are likely to have further meetings this morning, there is now an expectation they will support an appeal in return for a recall of the Dáil and a debate on a strongly worded motion on tax.