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Irish MEPs concerned about EU tax avoidance plans – Harkin

A number of Irish MEPs have expressed concerns about European plans to crack down on corporate tax avoidance. The European Parliament this week voted overwhelmingly in support of a European Commission package that aims to curb tax avoidance practices. However, the Independent MEP Marian Harkin is warning that countries like Ireland should not be punished […]

EU investment plan failing SMEs in Ireland – Ni Riada

The European Commission’s multi-billion euro investment plan has failed to provide help for small businesses in Ireland. So says the Sinn Fein MEP Liadh Ni Riada. This week the European Parliament debated the progress of the so-called Juncker plan one year after its creation. The €315 billion plan aims to reenergise stagnant growth and unemployment […]

Interview with Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy on corporate tax avoidance

Owen Carthy talks to Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy about why he thinks Ireland has a reputation for enabling corporate tax avoidance. Related to 2 previous stories filed on this yesterday. The interview was conducted on Wednesday in the European Parliament in Strasbourg.  Out words: Fianna Fail governments Dur: 5.18  

Panamanian government should attend EU Panama papers hearings -Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes is demanding that the Panamanian government appear before MEPs to answer questions in relation to the recent Panama Papers scandal. The leaked documents showed how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. The files were leaked from one of the world’s most secretive companies, a […]

Irish MEP to sit on European Parliament Panama Papers inquiry – Hayes

The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes will be part of a new European Parliament inquiry committee set up to investigate the recent Panama papers revelations. The committee will look into the scandal that involved the leak of up to 11.5 (eleven point five) million files from the database of the Panama based law firm Mossack […]

Carthy condemns Ireland’s ‘tax avoidance’ reputation in European Parliament

The Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy said he is not proud of Ireland’s reputation as an enabler of tax avoidance. In a speech to the European Parliament this week Mr Carthy strongly criticised the Irish government for facilitating tax avoidance for large corporations. The European Parliament today voted in favour of EU Commission proposals to crack […]

MEP accuses Irish government of facilitating ‘massive’ tax avoidance – Carthy

The Irish government has facilitated tax avoidance on a massive scale. So says the Sinn Fein MEP Matt Carthy. He criticised Ireland during a debate on tax issues in the European Parliament this week. The Midlands North-West MEP condemned the government for giving multi-national companies like Google and Microsoft until 2021 to restructure their tax […]

European Parliament has no right interfering in Irish tax affairs – Hayes

The European Parliament has no right interfering in Irish tax affairs. That’s the warning from the Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes. The European Parliament today voted in favour of EU Commission proposals to crack down on corporate tax avoidance. The anti-tax avoidance directive reflects the plans by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) […]

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