Belfast Telegraph

Apple set to expand with 1,000 jobs in the Republic

By Brian Hutton

Apple is to create 1,000 jobs in Ireland, the Republic's investment agency has said.

The tech giant is adding a new building to its site in Hollyhill, Co Cork, which will include new office space for the staff by the middle of 2017, the IDA announced.

As the company's chief executive, Tim Cook, visited Ireland, plans were also revealed for a link-up with the country's Sustainable Energy Authority to research offshore energy technology.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said Apple's plans for new facilities which can house a further 1,000 employees is a very welcome boost of confidence in Cork and the south west region.

"These new jobs come on top of 1,000 additional jobs already created at Apple in the past 12 months," he said.

"This continued expansion by the company is testament to the quality of the talent pool, the infrastructure and the business environment that this country has to offer."

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