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Google wants Irish workers, not low tax says Minister

13 June 2013 Last updated at 17:08 BST

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.