Enda Kenny, the Taoiseach (prime minister) of Ireland, met with Cook earlier today. Kenny says Cook is “exceptionally happy” with the work the Cork office has done. When asked if Apple plans to invest further in the country, Kenny said that was for Apple to decide but for now the company is “very happy with the results from Cork and they want that to continue.”
Notably, Kenny did tell Cook that Ireland is “participating fully” in EU discussions about its corporate tax rate of 12.5%.
I pointed out to Cook that Ireland, as a member of the [European] Union, is participating in the OECD discussions that are taking place now about an international response in terms of clarity about the tax position. There are fifteen different sectors involving that and Ireland is participating in them all.
Before meeting with Kenny, Cook reportedly addressed staff at the Cork office. No word yet on what Cook told employees.
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