Sven Giegold
Mitglied der Grünen/EFA-Fraktion im Europaparlament

Sprecher Europagruppe Grüne
Bis 15. Dezember 2021

Special committe of the European Parliament on tax dumping will come to Ireland

The special committee of the European Parliament against tax dumping has already held several hearings and has undertaken first delegation visits. The aim of the delegation visits are selected countries that are known for enabling tax dumping.

After visits to Belgium, Luxembourg and Switzerland a delegation will travel to Ireland on 28 May 2015. There, we will meet the Irish finance minister, members of the Irish parliament and representatives of several stakeholders. Please, find the detailed agenda below or visit

We would be pleased if you follow the TAXE delegation visit to Ireland. Furthermore, we want to encourage you to give us information on the harmful mechanisms and practices that make Ireland a tax haven. If you have any questions we should ask the respective government, don’t hesitate to let us know. I am looking forward to receiving your suggestions.


With Green european greetings

Sven Giegold

Green coordinator in the TAXE special committee



ad hoc Delegation to Dublin (Ireland)

28 May 2015

Draft Programme as of 22/05/2015

Wednesday 27 May 2015

Arrival in Dublin in the evening

Thursday 28 May 2015

08.30-09.45     Meeting with Irish Tax Institute

Venue: EP Offices – European Union House, 43, Molesworth Street, IRL Dublin 2

10.00 – 11.00   Meeting with Minister of Finance

Venue:             Government Buildings, Upper Merrion Street Dublin 2, Ireland,

11.15 – 12.30   Meeting with members of Irish Parliament (Oireachtas)

Mixed delegation of members from Finance and European Affairs Committees

Venue: Leinster House, Kildare Street

12.30 – 13.30   Lunch break or working lunch (tbc)

13.30- 15.00    Meetings with academia and stakeholders:

Prof. Frank Barry, Trinity College, Chair of International Business and Economic Development at Trinity College Dublin

Prof. Seamus Coffey, University College Cork

Dr Michael Collins, Trade Unions Research institute, and the Nevin Economic Research Institute

Representatives of the business community and NGOs (tbc)

Venue: EP Offices – European Union House, 43, Molesworth Street, IRL Dublin 2

Programme ends.

15.00 – 15.30   Chair only : Press conference (tbc)

Venue: EP Offices – European Union House, 43, Molesworth Street, IRL Dublin 2