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UK: Apple creates 1000 jobs in Ireland as tax avoidance verdict looms

 |  November 11, 2015

Apple’s Irish honeymoon just got extended. In a major move that showcases its expansion plans in Europe, the tech giant announced the creation of 1,000 jobs, along with construction of a new building facility in Ireland. Ireland Prime Minister Enda Kenny announced the news in a tweet, after he met Apple CEO Tim Cook, earlier this morning, as per the latter’s European tour schedule this week.

The plan will take effect in Cork, Ireland – the city that serves as is the iPhone-maker’s European headquarters. At present, both Ireland and Apple are under investigation by the European Union’s antitrust regulators for alleged tax avoidance practices.

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