Our governments should stop waiting for Ireland et al
If the major industrialized nations would simply make a stand and base their tax policies on where companies do the majority of their business, rather than letting them pick the lowest tax rate.
If they did that there would be no way out for these tax dodgers. I mean, what are they going to do, is Starbucks going to shift their operations to Ireland, Luxemburg and St. Kites?
Is Amazon going to limit sales to the USA, UK and Canada to less than it sells in Ireland?
Expecting Ireland to fix this is a waste of time. Even IF Ireland wanted to fix it some other nation would come along and do the same thing.
And the UK is guilt free in this. Many tax havens are UK territories and protectorates.
Likewise the USA permits New York to act like a tax haven in some sorts of arrangements.
Ireland is merely the worst of a bad lot.
The thing is, the wealthy don't want this fixed. They want the problem to continue, they want to continue to not pay their fair share towards education, transportation and national defense. So they lobby to prevent effective action, and they lobby successfully.