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Topic: Ireland

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ireland's Sinn Fein party says it will pursue Apple if company owes back taxes

01/21/2016, 10:01 am

Ireland's left-leaning Sinn Fein party could hold Apple accountable for taxes owed following a still-ongoing European Commission investigation, according to a party finance spokesman.

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False bomb threat at Apple's Ireland facilities leads to evacuation of 4,800 staff

01/18/2016, 08:01 am

A fake bomb threat was issued for Apple's operations in Ireland on Monday, causing officials to evacuate 4,800 employees before giving the all-clear.

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Apple could owe over $8 billion in European taxes, new estimate indicates

01/15/2016, 11:01 am

Apple could owe in excess of $8 billion in back taxes after the conclusion of a European Commission investigation into its Irish tax dodges, a new estimate suggests.

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EU probe of Apple's Irish tax deal extended to 2016

12/14/2015, 02:12 pm

A European Union investigation into whether Apple's bespoke tax arrangement with the Irish government amounts to illegal state aid has been delayed again, as officials in Brussels continue to gather more information.

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Apple will add 1,000 positions for manufacturing, customer service in Ireland

11/11/2015, 07:11 am

In a visit to Dublin on Wednesday, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook revealed that his company will hire 1,000 new employees at its international operations in Cork, Ireland, bringing the total number of workers there to 6,000, some of which are locally assembling Apple hardware.

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