Apple staff in Cork, Ireland were visited by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny today.

The visit follows news that Apple intends to expand its European headquarters in Cork, creating 500 new jobs.

Cork has been the location of Apple’s European headquarters for 30 years.

Apple plans to expand the headquarters include adding a three-story office block, which will increase the 2,800 employees currently working for the Apple in Cork to 3,300 over the next 18 months.

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny visits with Apple employees in Cork, Ireland on Friday, April 27, 2012. Apple recently announced plans to expand its presence in Cork, adding over 500 new jobs to support the company's growing business across Europe