Irish PM visits Apple's European headquartersPrime Minister Enda Kenny visited Apple's European headquarters in Cork, Ireland on Friday after the company announced that it would be creating 500 new jobs with a planned expansion.
The reason for the Irish prime minister's visit is unknown, but reports are that Kenny met with employees at Apple's Cork campus, which has been company's European headquarters since 1980 and serves as a base of management for all products sold within the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region, reports MacWorld UK.
Apple announced last week that it would be expanding its operations in Europe, which includes the addition of 500 jobs to the existing 2,800 at its Cork location. The new hires will work in a three-story office building that is expected to see completion in 18 months.
The Holyhill campus at Cork, or Corcaigh in Irish Gaelic, is home to Apple's first international base of operations outside the U.S.
Earlier this month, Holyhill was the site of a Greenpeace demonstration, staged atop Apple's main building, that opposed the coal power used at Apple's iCloud datacenter in Maiden, North Carolina.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny visits Apple's headquarters in Cork. | Source: MacWorld UK
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