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# State Aid

This year
EU commission's appeal against €14.3 billion Apple and Ireland tax ruling to be heard today
Successive Irish Governments and Apple have argued that the company does not owe the State the allegedly unpaid tax.
Last year
'Exceptionally unlikely' that Govt could bend EU spending rules to build more homes
Sinn Féin has said flexibility around fiscal rules is necessary to address the housing crisis.
All time
Ryanair loses legal bid to block government bailouts of rival European airlines
Ryanair says it will appeal the decision to the highest EU court.
'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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Apple has paid around €1.5 billion into an Irish escrow account
Just in time for the weekend and all.
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.
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.
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.
France is in trouble for not taking back millions it gave to Ryanair
The EU wants €10 million in state aid recovered.
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 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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.