The total amount paid by these companies is 100% higher than it was in 2011...
The amount of corporation tax paid by the 10 biggest multinationals in Ireland has doubled during the past five years.
According to the Department of Finance, these firms paid over €2.8bn to the Irish exchequer last year.
These companies include Microsoft, Google, Dell and Oracle - the jump represents a 100% increase since 2011.
Earlier in July when the Central Statistics Office (CSO) released official figures indicating economic growth of 26% - this reflected, in part, the increase in activity from these firms.
The figures were supplied in response to a parliamentary question from Michael McGrath, Fianna Fáil finance spokesman. He has raised concerns about the the Irish economy becoming over-reliant on a small group of companies:
"These figures show a remarkable growth in our dependence on a small number of multinational companies for corporation tax receipts ... While we all hope these receipts are a recurring feature of our taxation system, it would be very unwise to build up permanent spending commitments on the back of it.
"That is why Fianna Fáil proposed that a rainy day fund be established for such unexpected and unpredictable corporation tax revenue," he continued.