Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Ceisteanna (177)

Thomas Pringle

Ceist:

177. Deputy Thomas Pringle asked the Minister for Finance the status of the appeal on the judgment regarding a matter (details supplied); and if he will make a statement on the matter. [5583/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Finance)

The Government profoundly disagrees with the Commission’s analysis in the Apple State aid case. An appeal is therefore being brought before the European Courts. Such an appeal takes the form of an application to the General Court of the European Union, asking it to annul the Decision of the Commission.The Attorney General prepared the legal grounds in support of the annulment proceedings and the application has been lodged in the General Court of the European Union. As is normal practice, a summary of these have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union. They were also published on the Department of Finance’s website in December 2016.The case has been granted priority status and is progressing through the various stages of private written proceedings before the General Court of the European Union. The timing of any oral hearing is at the discretion of the Court. It will most likely be several years before the case is ultimately concluded.