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5th Dec 2016

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Ireland named in Obama attack on US firms' tax policies

US President Obama Thursday named Ireland, which hosts many major firms due to its low corporate tax rates, in a strong speech attacking US firms for taking advantage of “technically legal” tax arrangements. Referring to companies who are suddenly "magically an Irish company" he said they were "gaming the system".

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