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Apple boss Tim Cook has called Europe’s ruling on its tax bill ‘political crap’.

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But the Irish Independent, who’s spoken to Mr Cook, says he’s confident his appeal against the ruling will be successful.

The US tech giant has been ordered to pay Ireland up to 19 billion Euro in back taxes and interest charges in a landmark decision by EU’s financial watchdog.

It follows claims that it’s dealings here were illegal because it took advantage of our low corporate tax rate to pay as little tax as possible.

The Government still hasn’t decided if it’ll appeal the Apple ruling and is seeking further legal advice from the Attorney General.