I'm not defending Ireland, however, it's only fair to point out the following:think before accepting narratives. Ask yourself the fundamental questions, why would the banks need to relocate? It is not like the official HQs are in big EU countries anyways. Ireland went bust, dropped their corporate taxes to 3%, to get all major global companies to relocate to Ireland. They funnel all revenue tthrough there, to avoid paying 15-20% tax as the rest of europe have. Then they funnel the profit through holland, to taxhavens in south america. The doubledutch scheme that the panamapapers exposed. A large company that has revenue of 200 million dollars in my country, pays 10 K in taxes here, the rest goes to ireland who takes 3% of the 200 million. And that is how Ireland survives, by being a parasite of europe. The housing prices is another thing, incompetence or deliberate, not regulating area for development, regulations that makes it harder and more costly to build. Just supply and demand
Firstly, Apple, Microsoft, Facebook, Google etc. actually have their European headquarters in Ireland.
Apple and Microsoft have been in Ireland for decades.
Secondly, Ireland aren't the only country that specialise in 'tax avoidance'.
A good example is the City of London - watch the YouTube documentary 'The Spiders Web: Britain's Second Empire'.
American businesses don't register in Delaware because the executives like the scenery.