Apple is set to hire 1,000 new members of staff at the Cork office in Ireland, according to national government. It's reported the company plans to boost presence in the country, which plays host to where Apple declares the majority of overseas profit. Numerous major companies base their affairs in Ireland to

The EU is currently investigating Ireland and has accused government from negating international tax rules by enabling Apple to set aside profits in order for the company to maintain its presence and secure local jobs. A decision as to whether or not Apple has indeed been enjoying an unfair state aid deal will be made shortly after Christmas.

Apple is expected to add the new jobs to its office located in Cork by 2017, taking total figures up to 6,000.

Source: Reuters