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Google wants Irish workers, not low tax says Minister

Ireland has been very successful in attracting multinational businesses seeking to minimise their tax affairs.

Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook are just a few of the prominent corporations to set up shop there.

However Brian Hayes, Minister of State at the Department of Finance in Ireland, rejects the idea that the country is a tax haven.

He told BBC 5 live's Breakfast that the companies are really coming for the "skilled... flexible and nimble" workforce.

  • 13 Jun 2013
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