The Irish Times today, page 2:
Amount Apple paid in Irish taxes between 2004 and 2008, despite the 12.5% rate meaning they have paid in the region of $890m
Editorial: Apple’s lucrative tax loophole
…figures obtained by The Irish Times show that between 2004 and 2008 the consumer electronics giant reduced its Irish tax bill by over €850 million…
Yes, because the profits of a US company selling products designed in the US, manufactured in China and sold to customers in Australia actually should be taxed in Ireland (only we’re not sure whether it is in $ or €).