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Topic: Ireland

Apple gets green light to add 1,000 jobs at Irish headquarters

08/26/2016, 12:08 am

More than nine months after Apple first announced plans to expand its European headquarters in Cork, Ireland, and amid an EU probe into questionable tax practices, the company was recently granted approval to add 1,000 people to its workforce over the next 18 months.


US Treasury takes last stab at deterring tax judgment against Apple & Ireland

08/24/2016, 04:08 pm

The U.S. Treasury Department issued a special white paper on Wednesday, threatening that it will "consider potential responses" should the European Commsission demand that Ireland collect billions of euros in back taxes from Apple.


Apple wins approval to begin first stage of Irish data center

08/12/2016, 09:08 am

Coming in well ahead of its deadline, Ireland's An Bord Pleanála has approved plans to build the first stage of an Apple data center, which will include support buildings and one of eight eventual data halls.


Decision on Apple's Irish data center plans expected by end of August

08/09/2016, 11:08 am

An Bord Pleanála -- an independent appeals review body -- said it will likely make its decision on Apple's Irish data center by the end of the month, either greenlighting the company's development plans, or potentially causing delays.


Microsoft wins Apple-aligned case against U.S. over warrant for foreign emails

07/14/2016, 06:07 pm

A U.S. Federal Court has ruled in Microsoft's favor in a closely-watch case involving a warrant the government obtained for a customer's emails stored on an Irish server. The ruling frees U.S. companies from being forced to hand over customer data if it's not being stored within the U.S.


Decision in EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deals expected in September or October

07/13/2016, 06:07 pm

Following a meeting with European Commission chief Margrethe Vestager on Tuesday, Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan said he expects the EU antitrust regulator to reach a decision in its investigation into Apple's Ireland tax agreements by September or October.


US Treasury Secretary to meet with EU antitrust head, try to block collection of Apple back taxes

07/11/2016, 03:07 pm

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is reportedly meeting with the head of the European Union's antitrust efforts, Margrethe Vestager, ahead of an anticipated ruling on whether the Irish government will have to collect back taxes from Apple.


Apple & opponents square off over proposed Irish datacenter's distance from nuclear sites

06/01/2016, 11:06 am

Apple is once again finding itself on the defensive about its proposed Irish datacenter, with some critics charging that the company picked an arbitrary safety distance from nuclear facilities.


Apple details efforts to ease environmental impact at Irish data center

05/27/2016, 06:05 pm

In an effort to allay local concerns over a massive data center project in Galway, Ireland, Apple this week offered greater detail on environmental initiatives it has planned for the site, from forest repopulation to the creation of a public woodland walkway.


Apple could take over Dublin location for first Irish Apple Store

04/22/2016, 09:04 am

Apple could potentially sign a lease for real estate on Dublin's O'Connell Street, establishing its first-ever outlet in the country of Ireland, a report indicated on Friday.


Sheer amount of data involved delaying EU ruling on Apple's Irish tax deals, Commissioner says

04/04/2016, 12:04 pm

There's no way of telling when the European Commission will conclude its investigation into Apple's Irish tax deals, simply because the huge amount of data involved, the Commission's competition head said on Monday.


EU says Irish government hasn't handed over full data in Apple tax case

03/16/2016, 11:03 am

Ireland has yet to supply all the data asked for by the European Commission in its investigation of the country's tax deals with Apple, a spokesman for the organization said on Wednesday.


Apple 'committed to Ireland' regardless of EU ruling on Irish tax deals, VP says

03/15/2016, 05:03 pm

Apple is "committed to Ireland," whatever might happen in an European Commission investigation into Irish tax deals, the company's VP of European operations said to a European Parliament panel on Tuesday.


Apple, Google & others to face European Parliament hearing on tax deals

03/14/2016, 03:03 pm

Apple, Google, IKEA, and McDonald's will together face a European Parliament hearing on Wednesday, called amid European Commission investigations into whether such multinationals were given preferential tax deals by some nations.


EU antitrust chief: 'don't hold your breath' for results of Apple-Ireland tax audit

03/07/2016, 09:03 am

The European Commission is unlikely to rule on the legality of Apple's tax arrangement with the Irish government any time in the near future, the EU's lead antitrust watchdog said on Monday.


Review body requests more info before approving Apple's Irish data center

02/15/2016, 02:02 pm

A planning organization backed by the Irish government -- An Bord Pleanála -- is reportedly asking Apple to provide more information about a number of issues before it approves the construction of a data center near the small town of Athenry.


Hackers trying to bribe Apple workers into handing over login information, report says

02/09/2016, 09:02 am

Hackers are trying to bribe workers at Apple's Irish offices with thousands of euros, hoping to gain access to sensitive company login information, according to several people within the company.


Apple CFO says 'fair' outcome in Irish tax investigation would be no money owed

01/27/2016, 05:01 pm

On Wednesday Apple CFO Luca Maestri attacked an ongoing European Commission investigation into the company's tax deals with Ireland, claiming that a "fair" decision would find the iPhone maker owing nothing.


This week on AppleInsider: Child labor concerns, software updates, an Irish bomb threat & more

01/23/2016, 05:01 am

Developments in the "real" world grabbed many headlines this week, including a bomb threat in Ireland, a new iOS development center in Italy and worries that Apple's battery suppliers are using child labor. The company meanwhile released a bevy of software updates for OS X and iOS.


Apple's Tim Cook meets with EU antitrust chief ahead of decision on Irish taxes

01/21/2016, 03:01 pm

Earlier on Thursday Apple CEO Tim Cook attended a private meeting in Brussels with Margrethe Vestager, the head of the European Commission's antitrust efforts, presumably in an attempt to diminish the chances of owing billions in back taxes because of the company's Irish tax deals.