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Apple announces 1,000 new jobs in Ireland

Apple has announced plans to hire an extra 1,000 employees in Ireland — as the deadline draws closer concerning the European Union announcing their decision about whether or not Apple dodged taxes thanks to the Irish government. Apple will add 1,000 staff to its offices in Cork by mid-2017, where it currently operates the only Apple-owned manufacturing facility […]

(via Cult of Mac – Tech and culture through an Apple lens)

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Inside Apple’s secretive iMac plant in Ireland

When people talk about Apple’s Cork, Ireland operations it’s normally a negatively, regarding Apple’s questionable tax structure. What I was less familiar with is the fact that not only does Apple operate a 4,000-person factory in Cork which builds iMacs, but…Read more ›

Ireland plans to close tax loophole that helped Apple save billions

Ireland will apparently announce plans to phase out its “Double Irish” tax arrangement that has allowed companies like Apple and Google to save billions, according to a Reuters report citing sources familiar with the matter. Over the past 18 months,…Read more ›

Tim Cook Visits Ireland To Talk Taxes With Prime Minister

Tim Cook has made a journey over to Ireland this week to visit with staff at the company’s Cork offices. Along with addressing the 4,000 employees responsible for assembling the MacBook Pro, Cook also met up with the country’s prime…Read more ›    [Read More…]

Ireland Considers Closing Loophole Used By Apple To Avoid Higher Taxes

Apple believes it’s the highest taxpayer in the U.S, but the company has still been subjected to intense scrutiny because the majority of its cash isn’t located stateside, but in offshore subsidiaries scattered around the globe. In a U.S. Senate Permanent…Read more ›

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Three Acquires O2 Ireland For $1.1 Billion


Hutchison Whampoa, owner of Three U.K., has today acquired O2 Ireland in a deal worth €850 million ($ 1.1 billion). Telefonica, O2′s parent company, believes the move will “create a new competitive dynamic in the Irish market,” which Three can now claim 37.5% of with 2 million active subscribers.

Three will now be second only to Vodafone in Ireland.

In 2012, Three and O2 Ireland had combined revenues of €803 million  [Read More…]