- Jan 9, 2009
Ya, but economics is not really the Shinner's forte.However Sinn Féin’s finance spokesperson Pearse Doherty said today is “a bad day for the taxpayer”.
“The Department of Finance may be thinking that this is a good day for themselves. Morally, this is a terrible day, the fact that the richest company in the world was able to generate over €100 billion of profits and not pay tax anywhere in the world on those profits despite the fact that the way the companies are incorporated here in Ireland.”
(I edited this post after having a quick peek at SF's 2020 manifesto:
"Sinn Féin values foreign direct investment and is committed to retaining the 12.5% corporation tax rate that has been key in attracting many multinational corporations to locate in Ireland. We would continue to support the IDA efforts to attract FDI to these shores."
A case of running with the hare and hunting with the hound?)