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The curious case of the man who stopped a €1 billion investment by Apple

Brian McDonagh, a little known businessman, helped to shoot down a €1 billion investment in Athenry by Apple, the world’s biggest company. But that’s not the only fight he’s been embroiled in. Today, The Sunday Business Post looks at one man’s long data centre war

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

30th September, 2018

Brian McDonagh’s name is well known in certain circles. To Apple, he’s the man who scuppered its data centre in Athenry. To Ulster Bank, he’s the man who owes it €22 million, along with his two brothers. To An Bord Pleanála, he’s the man who took it to the highest courts in the country and won. To the Supreme Court, he’s the man who lacked candour in his judicial review against the Apple data centre....

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