20th April 2012
The Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD today welcomed the confirmation by Apple that it is expanding its operations in Cork with the creation of 500 new jobs. The Minister, together with senior officials in his Department and the IDA have been closely involved in this project for several months, including through meetings held by the Minister with Apple in the USA and Ireland. The Minister said: "The announcement that Apple, one of the world's leading companies is expanding its operations in Ireland and creating 500 new jobs is a huge boost for the country. It is a great testament to the company's workforce, a great vote of confidence in the future of our economy, and it shows what is possible for Ireland at the heart of a stable Europe".