Agriculture Minister says there are lots of reasons why companies locate here

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A government minister has said that Ireland is not a tax haven.

It comes in the wake of the decision by the pharmaceuticals manufacturer Pfizer to move its tax address to Ireland in a merger.

The move has been condemned by US presidential hopefuls Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

However Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney says that there are a number of reasons - not just tax - why companies choose to base themselves in Ireland.