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#State Aid

# state-aid - This year 2022

'Exceptionally unlikely' that Govt could bend EU spending rules to build more homes
# State Aid
# State Aid

'Exceptionally unlikely' that Govt could bend EU spending rules to build more homes

Jun 12th 2022, 7:45 AM 21,995 Views 49 Comments

Sinn Féin has said flexibility around fiscal rules is necessary to address the housing crisis.

# state-aid - Last year 2021

Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines
# EU State Aid
# EU State Aid

Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines

Feb 17th 2021, 10:56 AM 13,346 Views 26 Comments

Ryanair says it will appeal the decision to the highest EU court.

# state-aid - All time

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion
# Tax
# Tax

'A bad day for the taxpayer': Opposition TDs accuse government of 'throwing away' Apple's €13 billion

Jul 15th 2020, 12:16 PM 73,080 Views 114 Comments

Apple and Ireland won their appeal against the European Commission’s €13 billion tax ruling.

Ireland's appeal over €14.3 billion Apple tax bill to get under way in Europe today
# State Aid
# State Aid

Ireland's appeal over €14.3 billion Apple tax bill to get under way in Europe today

Sep 17th 2019, 6:54 AM 23,129 Views 56 Comments

The government has already spent over €7 million in legal fees and other costs preparing the case.

Apple tax: Ireland's appeal over the €14.3bn due to Ireland will be heard next week
# State Aid
# State Aid

Apple tax: Ireland's appeal over the €14.3bn due to Ireland will be heard next week

Sep 13th 2019, 2:17 PM 13,855 Views 61 Comments

The appeal is due before the Court of Justice of the European Union.

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered
# State Aid
# State Aid

European Commission withdraws ECJ case against Ireland after €13.1 billion Apple tax is recovered

Oct 18th 2018, 3:38 PM 33,562 Views 66 Comments

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Apple pays over the €14.3bn due to Ireland - but the minister again denies that it's owed

Sep 18th 2018, 3:04 PM 43,246 Views 110 Comments

Ireland is appealing the EU Commission that Apple was in receipt of illegal state aid.

Apple has paid around €1.5 billion into an Irish escrow account
# Apple Tax
# Apple Tax

Apple has paid around €1.5 billion into an Irish escrow account

May 18th 2018, 12:19 PM 24,385 Views 51 Comments

Just in time for the weekend and all.

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling
# State Aid
# State Aid

Ireland spent €440k on a report defending Apple months before the EU's scathing tax ruling

Feb 16th 2017, 4:44 PM 296 Views 0 Comments

But European officials said the unsolicited report from PwC ‘misinterpreted’ the relevant rules.

Ireland is expected to get 'large majority' of Apple's €13 billion unpaid tax bill
# Tax Sovereignty
# Tax Sovereignty

Ireland is expected to get 'large majority' of Apple's €13 billion unpaid tax bill

Jan 31st 2017, 5:21 PM 32,422 Views 71 Comments

Margrethe Vestager added the deadline for Apple to deposit money into an escrow account has passed.

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling
# State Aid
# State Aid

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

Sep 7th 2016, 10:15 PM 36,813 Views 163 Comments

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

France is in trouble for not taking back millions it gave to Ryanair
# State Aid
# State Aid

France is in trouble for not taking back millions it gave to Ryanair

Jul 27th 2015, 3:15 PM 17,206 Views 3 Comments

The EU wants €10 million in state aid recovered.

EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme
# Rural Transport
# Rural Transport

EU tells Ireland: You must follow rules for Bus Éireann scheme

Oct 15th 2014, 1:36 PM 18,401 Views 49 Comments

Compensation under the School Transport Scheme is not in line with current EU rules.

State of the Nation: Does Apple have a 'sweetheart' tax deal with Ireland?
# Dáil Talk
# Dáil Talk

State of the Nation: Does Apple have a 'sweetheart' tax deal with Ireland?

Sep 29th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,059 Views 17 Comments

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

Enda Kenny: No, I'm not worried about the investigation into Apple's Irish tax deal
# Chilled
# Chilled

Enda Kenny: No, I'm not worried about the investigation into Apple's Irish tax deal

Jun 18th 2014, 12:02 PM 4,015 Views 23 Comments

The Taoiseach is pretty confident that Ireland hasn’t broken any rules.

Spanish football clubs may be investigated after a call from EU Ombudsman
# Competition
# Competition

Spanish football clubs may be investigated after a call from EU Ombudsman

Dec 17th 2013, 11:15 AM 9,947 Views 22 Comments

Emily O’Reilly told the European Commission to make a decision on an investigation which alleges seven clubs including Barcelona and Real Madrid broke state aid rules.

Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan
# Sudan
# Sudan

Irish government gives €2m in funding for Sudan and South Sudan

Jul 8th 2013, 6:02 PM 4,711 Views 51 Comments

This emergency assistance brings our total support to the region to almost €5.5 million this year.

MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid
# State Aid
# State Aid

MEP opposes EU commissioner's call for elimination of State aid

Mar 17th 2013, 8:00 AM 4,872 Views 10 Comments

Fianna Fáil’s Pat the Cope Gallagher said parts of Ireland would not have any industry if it wasn’t for the procurement of State aid.

Joan Burton says rent supplement review a "positive" move
# Rental Supplement
# Rental Supplement

Joan Burton says rent supplement review a "positive" move

Feb 9th 2012, 6:00 AM 3,914 Views 17 Comments

Social Protection Minister says December review of rent supplement payments – which cost the State €503m in 2011 – was vital to reflect real rental prices but that ‘no-one will be left homeless’ by changes.