Wednesday October 21, 2020

SBP editorial: Ireland must get faster at getting things done

15th October, 2017

The High Court last week rejected two judicial review challenges from objectors to Apple’s planned €850 million data centre project in Athenry, Co Galway. The move was warmly welcomed by most people in the community, who said that ongoing delays to the project had impacted Ireland’s reputation.

The Athenry saga has exposed significant flaws in the system, and highlights Ireland’s difficulty in executing large infrastructure developments, compared with other countries....

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