A video posted online by an Irish construction worker in the UK, criticising the Government’s approach to the EU Apple tax ruling, has received more than 500,000 views.
In the video, James Conway urges the Government to take the €13 billion windfall from the ruling and use it to build infrastructure and create jobs.
“Because when people are working they’re spending money in the country. How much is Apple spending? Damn all,” Mr Conway says.
Mr Conway said he made the video because it “drove me absolutely off the walls” when he read about the Government’s decision to appeal the Apple tax ruling.
By 9.30am on Thursday the video, titled “A little message from myself to the Irish Government”, had attracted 588,000 views and Mr Conway had received more than 700 messages from around the world.