The Republic of Ireland’s cabinet are to restart discussions on the European Commission’s determination that Ireland granted undue tax benefits of up to €13bn (£11bn) to Apple.
It is expected to determine whether or not to appeal the judgement.
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said the ruling will be appealed by the Irish government.
Irish broadcaster RTÉ reported that a strong statement was also sought by independent ministers if an appeal was to have their support.
The cabinet first met on Wednesday but determined to adjourn until Friday for “additional time to reflect on the problems and to clarify several legal and technical issues”.
The Irish government has said it “differs profoundly with the commission’s investigation”.
Apple chief executive Tim Cook told Irish broadcaster RTÉ that the European Commission’s conclusion was “maddening” and “political”.
He added that he was “quite confident” the ruling would be overturned on appeal.
Yet, Mr Cook’s claims were rejected by European Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager.