« BackKerry TD says Apple tax ruling is part of wider issue

Fianna Fail Deputy John Brassil says the EU ruling on stating Apple received illegal state aid has to be appealed due to its implications for the country.

John Brassil from Fianna Fáil

The Ballyheigue TD says Apple does owe the money and who they need to pay is the question but he doubts the money will ever surface in Ireland.

 

Deputy Brassil says there is a wider issue at play here in terms of Ireland’s corporation tax rate of 12.5 per cent:

 

 

Meanwhile, Kerry’s other TDs have been giving their reaction to the Apple tax ruling.

© Sinn Fein

Sinn Fein TD for Kerry Martin Ferris says it is no surprise that Fianna Fail and Labour are rowing in with the Government as they never appealed the bailout of the banks and now they are against a ruling which could benefit the Irish people.

 

Deputy Ferris says it is leprechaun economics at a time when patients are lying on trollies in University Hospital Kerry and the Government are saying no to €19 billion.

Brendan Griffin

Fine Gael Kerry TD Brendan Griffin says he needs time to know all of the facts surrounding the case before commenting further but adds that the Government decision would be based on sound advice.

 

Deputy Griffin says any decision should be in the best interests of the people of Ireland and the exchequer in the short, medium and long term.

Michael & Danny Healy Rae

Independent TD Michael Healy-Rae says he is awaiting the outcome of the Cabinet meeting and wants to examine all of the facts before he comments on what the best course of action is.

 

Meanwhile, his brother and fellow Kerry Independent Deputy Danny Healy-Rae says he is very concerned by the situation but needs more time to assess it and examine the facts.