As I have mentioned here, more than once, over the last few years, somewhat I gather to his chagrin, Bono famously fled Ireland’s corporate tax regime in 2006 when the 12.5% rate proved too high for him and he shifted to the 5% regime of the Netherlands.
Now Ireland is being bailed out.
Will Bono play his part?
Will one of Ireland’s biggest exports choose to support his home state, or continue to tax avoid — however legally? Isn’t this a time when he has to ask the big questions, like whether it’s time to share the pain?
Come on Bono — tell us what you’re going to do. Issue a statement, today.