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#State Aid

# state-aid - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

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

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

# state-aid - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

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

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

# state-aid - Friday 13 September, 2019

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

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

# state-aid - Thursday 18 October, 2018

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

Ireland completed the recovery of the aid on 6 September.

# state-aid - Tuesday 18 September, 2018

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

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

# state-aid - Friday 18 May, 2018

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

Just in time for the weekend and all.

# state-aid - Thursday 16 February, 2017

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

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

# state-aid - Tuesday 31 January, 2017

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

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

# state-aid - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

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

# state-aid - Monday 27 July, 2015

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

The EU wants €10 million in state aid recovered.

# state-aid - Wednesday 15 October, 2014

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

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

# state-aid - Monday 29 September, 2014

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

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

# state-aid - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

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

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

# state-aid - Tuesday 17 December, 2013

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

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.

# state-aid - Monday 8 July, 2013

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

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

# state-aid - Sunday 17 March, 2013

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

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.

# state-aid - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Joan Burton says rent supplement review a "positive" move

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.