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Ireland’s love affair with Apple triggers hate at home

Residents of Cork are souring on the tech giant — the city’s biggest employer — and fanning the flames of Euroskepticism.

TO GO WITH AN AFP STORY BY CONOR BARRINS A man clears away leaves outside buildings on The Apple campus in Cork, southern Ireland on October 2, 2014. Perched on top of a hill overlooking the Irish city of Cork, surrounded by a dated industrial estate, Apple's European headquarters is an unlikely base for the world tech giant -- now under growing scrutiny over its local tax arrangements. The company has been in Cork since 1980 but the European Commission's suggestion that its tax deal with Ireland may amount to illegal state aid has drawn new attention on the Irish link for the makers of the iPhone and the iPad. AFP PHOTO / PAUL FAITH (Photo credit should read PAUL FAITH/AFP/Getty Images)

CORK, Ireland — The Irish government’s unwavering protection of Apple has infuriated the very people who stand to gain the most.

The residents of Cork are…

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