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Billionaire and Digicel Founder blasts Ireland for allowing itself to become ‘Facebook’s launderette for the biggest tax avoidance scheme in the world’

By Elizabeth Hearst for AMLi

Billionaire founder of Digicel, Denis O’Brien, has slammed Ireland for “allowing itself to become Facebook’s laundrette for the biggest tax avoidance scheme in the world”.

Addressing an audience at Cambridge University, Mr O’Brien said Facebook was “allowing its platform to facilitate anarchy”, adding that revelations by Cambridge Analytica about the platform and election influence was “incredibly sinister”. 

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