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Tim Cook Visits Apple Facilities in Ireland, Meets With Government Officials

Tim Cook Visits Apple Facilities in Ireland, Meets With Government Officials

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Apple CEO Tim Cook is visiting the company's facilities in Ireland and meeting with government officials, reports TheJournal.

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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Tim Cook Visits Apple Facilities in Ireland, Meets With Government Officials

iPhone. - February 2, 2014 at 7:38am
They have a store in Ireland, its in Belfast.
Brian - February 2, 2014 at 10:38am
Technically its a different country and uses a different currency. If i want a genius bar appointment its like a 3 hour drive there. And pretty much 2 out of 3 smartphones in Ireland are iPhones. My screen on my iPhone 5 became un responsive so i had to get it swapped out, cost me 30 euro ( app. 45$) for shipping to apple to get it swapped out. If there was a store in Dublin i could have had one in a few hours at a time that was convenient to me and not take a day off work to sit in and wait for UPS all day.
iPhone. - February 2, 2014 at 1:58pm
Yes, and we don't all live in Dublin either! What if I lived in kerry and there was an apple store in dublin? Still a bit of a drive for me don't you think? So what's the difference in you driving from Dublin to Belfast v's someone else having to drive from Kerry to Dublin? There's no barbed wire along the border you know, it's just as easy to drive across the border between Louth and Armagh as it is between Dublin and Meath, no passport required pal!
Brian - February 2, 2014 at 2:06pm
Wow calm down there. It was an example. I dont live in dublin either.
Brian - February 2, 2014 at 2:07pm
Also do u not think it would be nice if there was more stores here? Every second mall in the US has them!
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