DUBLIN (Reuters) - An appeal by Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Ireland against a European Union ruling for the U.S. firm to pay 13 billion euros (11.37 billion pounds) in disputed taxes is likely to be heard in the autumn, Irish Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said on Tuesday.

The European Commission ruled in August 2016 that Apple had received unfair tax incentives. Both Apple and Dublin are appealing the original ruling, saying the iPhone maker's tax treatment was in line with Irish and European Union law.