Sunday 22 October 2017

It wasn't just our climate that brought tech giant to the West

Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook
Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook
Adrian Weckler

Adrian Weckler

So is it really the 'temperate' climate that induced Apple to choose Galway for a giant €850m data centre? Or is it a quid pro quo on tax?

Could it be a legal move to protect users' data from an increasingly heavy-handed US government?

Or is it simply that Apple is spending some of its €155bn cash pile, as it cannot repatriate much of it to the US without incurring a substantial tax bill?

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