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Press Release

Ireland publishes legal arguments in Apple State Aid case

Published: 19 December 2016
From: Department of Finance

The European Commission has signalled its intention to publish the Final Decision in the Apple State aid case. This was sent to Ireland at the end of August.

Ireland does not accept the Commission’s analysis, which is why we have lodged an application with the General Court of the European Union to annul the whole Decision.

Ireland did not give favourable tax treatment to Apple – the full amount of tax was paid in this case and no State aid was provided. Ireland does not do deals with taxpayers.

A summary of our legal arguments has been published and is available from the Department of Finance website.


Further information from:

Press Office pressoffice@finance.gov.ie

Note for editors

In advance of publication on the Department of Finance website the summary of legal pleas accompanies this release.

Apple State Aid Case: Explanation of the main lines of argument in Ireland’s annulment application lodged with the General Court of the European Union on 9 November 2016