Adrian Weckler: Apple boss gets to point of Ireland, tax and Cork
If there were doubts about where Tim Cook comes down on Irish tax rates, "special deals" and the linking of both to Apple's investment in Cork, the Alabaman was doing his best to dispel them.
Soft spoken and relaxed on the fifth floor of a Talbot Street office, the chief executive of the world's biggest technology company got right to the point about Ireland, tax and Cork.
"Our advisers have looked at it and they're very clear there was no special deal," he said. "An adverse [EU] ruling will not affect it [Apple's Cork investment]."