RTE news during the week reported that MNCs paid €15 billion in wages and another €6.5 billion in PAYE and PRSI in 2015. And that’s before corporation tax. Two thirds of all MNCs in Ireland paid the full whack of 12.5%.
We aren’t moving away from that. Even if we could, where would we go?
We’re a tiny, tiny cog in a globalised world and nothing is going to change that. We can try and make companies pay a little more but we have to be very careful too. As the figures above would suggest.