Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation of Apple’s Ireland Facilities

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About 4,800 people were evacuated from Apple's Lavitt's Quay and Holyhill campuses following a bomb threat Monday morning. Authorities searched the facilities, but didn't find any signs of foul play.

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The bomb threat was posted on the Republic of Ireland's national police force, according to the Irish Times. Authorities notified Apple, and the 800 workers at Lavitt's Quay along with the 4,000 at Hollyhill were evacuated as a precaution.

According to police, the bomb threat didn't specify which Apple facility was allegedly targeted, so both were evacuated as a precaution.

Apple commitment last year to building a €850 million data center in Athenry, Co Galway was met with local resistance over concerns about power usage, traffic congestion, noise, and environmental impact. The company is also facing the possibility of hefty back tax bills in Europe over questions about how its earning are reported.

Now that the all clear has been given, Apple's employees have been let back into the buildings. The company hasn't commented on the incident.

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It seems someone isn't happy with Apple in Ireland. Luckily the bomb threat appears to be fake, and no one was hurt.

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