Apple's presence in Ireland is fruitful again
There is one strong international message being sent out by Apple's huge expansion plans for Cork: industrial and technological life exists outside Dublin.
This is critical for a number of reasons. At present, Dublin gets the lion's share of tech investment into Ireland. Indeed, one metric - venture capital funding - shows Dublin hoovering up roughly twice as much investment as the rest of the country put together.
This is why Apple's decision to add 1,000 people to its Hollyhill base over the next two years is a welcome one for Cork and for Ireland.