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Apple Tax: Irish Parliament Debates European Ruling

September 7th, 2016

Episode 822 of 864 episodes

Irish MPs have been debating whether Apple owes their government 13bn in back taxes. We discuss the European Commission's ruling with Peter Burke, an MP with the main Irish government party Fine Gael, and Clare Daly, an independent socialist MP. Plus as Apple launches the latest version of its flagship iPhone, we bring you all the details. Also in the programme, our regular economic commentator Roger Bootle from Capital Economics tells us whether he thinks the proposed TTIP trade deal between Europe and the United States will ever see the light of day. The Paralympics are getting underway in Rio, and the BBC's Daniel Gallas explains whether concerns about low ticket sales and a possible funding shortfall have been resolved. And London has come out at the top of a survey of the world's top cities for PricewaterhouseCoopers. Paul Swinney from the Centre for Cities think tank tells us what makes London an attractive city for business and living.

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