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Apple Ireland

Apple designs and creates iPods and iTunes, Mac laptops and desktop computers, the OS X operating system, and the iPhone. The company first established operations in Ireland in 1980. The company is based in Cork and currently employs over 5,000 people as a result of a 25% increase in workforce over 2015. CEO of Apple Tim Cook describes this office as their most diverse, with employees coming from more than 80 countries. It was announced in November 2015 that Apple would construct a new building at the Hollyhill site and would provide a further 1,000 jobs.

Financial Data

  • 31st Dec 17 Source: Company
    • €119.2 billion turnover
    • 6,000 employees
  • 31st Dec 16 Source: Estimated
    • €8.5 billion turnover
    • 5,000 employees


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(€119.2 billion)

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1st in Top Companies By Turnover
  • 6,000
  • €119.2 billion


  • Cathy Kearney CEO/Managing Director

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