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Ireland’s “Tax haven” label by European Parliament “expected” – McGuinness

March 28, 2019

The Fine Gael MEP Mairead McGuinness says she rejects the findings of a European Parliament report that names Ireland as a tax haven.  

The Midlands North-West MEP  was referring to the conclusions of a special European Parliament committee that was set up to fight tax crimes at an EU and global level.

MEPs this week approved the Committee’s concluding report following a one-year inquiry.

It produced a number of recommendations and findings including citing seven EU countries such as Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta and the Netherlands for displaying traits of being tax havens and facilitating aggressive tax planning.

Out words: the House

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