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Don’t call us, we’ll call you: Apple cancels meetings with ministers

It is a further sign of the deteriorating relationship between the government and the tech giant

31st December, 2017
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Tim Cook, chief executive of Apple: the tech company cancelled meetings with former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald, and the government has said there are no plans for her successor Heather Humphreys to play host Pic: Getty

Apple cancelled two meetings with former tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald and has no plans to meet her successor, The Sunday Business Post can reveal.

It is a further sign of the deteriorating relationship between the government and the tech giant, which employs around 6,000 people in Ireland.

Meetings organised in September and October of this year were scheduled, but then cancelled by Apple, emails released under freedom of information show.

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