PIC: Apples dumped outside the head offices of Fine Gael
Well, that's one way to send a message...
Yesterday, the European Commission ruled that Apple must pay Ireland €13 billion in tax payments due to striking a 'sweetheart' deal with the Irish government and underpaying tax for over a decade.
The cabinet met today to discuss the ruling, but according to reports, the meeting was adjourned until Friday.
Cabinet has adjourned and will meet again on Friday to discuss #AppleTax
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) August 31, 2016
The ruling is likely to leave many US corporate boardrooms scratching their heads where aggressive tax strategies have become common place, and now the European Commission has its eyes on the tax paid by McDonald's and Amazon in Europe.
However, back here in Ireland, some members of the public are furious at the government's handling of the situation, and they claim the possibility of an appeal by the Irish government will end up costing the taxpayers even more money.
Outside the Fine Gael offices in Dublin, a number of people have dumped apples on the doorstep and impaled the fruit upon the railings.
All in protest of the government's handling of the whole Apple tax situation.
— Mark Malone (@soundmigration) August 31, 2016