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Apple Data Center in Ireland Gets Green Light

12 October 2017, 06:41 | Opal Carroll

Mollie Spellman from Athenry during the rally in support of Apple’s Athenry data centre plans in the town on Sunday

Mollie Spellman from Athenry during the rally in support of Apple’s Athenry data centre plans in the town on Sunday

It said the centre would create hundreds of jobs and is a critical piece of infrastructure necessary to deal with the exponential growth in demand for data processing and storage.

The case will be mentioned again next week and the opposing residents may yet appeal today's decision, but Mr Doherty says that's for another day and he hopes today's result will lead to more investment in the west.

Independent TD for Galway East Sean Canney and several members of Apple for Athenry, a group of local people who support the development, were in court for the judgments. Keane told Business Insider that Irish laws need to be changed to prevent similar delays in the future.

That decision was re-affirmed by An Bord Pleanála in August 2016 - however the project has been delayed by a judicial review undertaken by three objectors to the project.

Apple first announced the data centre in February 2015.

The construction of the 166,000 sqm data centre is expected to generate up to 300 jobs during the different phases of expansion.

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The Danish centre will be up and running by the end of the year. We noted that the decision on this matter would be handed down by the court on Thursday.

Apple wants to build the data centre in this forest.Business Insider/Sam SheadApple wants to build eight data halls on a 500-acre site in Derrydonnell Forest, which is owned by state-sponsored forestry firm Coillte, and situated roughly three miles from Athenry.

The following September, Galway County Council gave permission for it to proceed subject to conditions, but that decision was subsequently appealed to An Bord Pleanála.

It refused the applications of two local residents who wanted An Bord Pleanála's decision to grant planning permission to be quashed.

Computer Weekly contacted Apple for a statement, seeking clarification on when it plans to begin the build, but had received no response at the time of publication. The company's relationship with the country is at an interesting point, with the European Commission ordering the Irish government to claim back €13 billion (£11.7 billion) in back taxes.

Data Economy has requested Apple to comment on the court's ruling.



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