Apple gets go-ahead for €850m data centre

An Bord Pleanála backs plan for site near Athenry

12th August, 2016
Apple has said new centre will be powered by renewable energy. Pic: Getty

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission for Apple to build a data centre near Athenry, Co Galway.

The board said it concluded that the effects of the proposed development on the environment would be acceptable, taking into account measures proposed to mitigate the impact on the area.

Galway County Council granted approval to the proposed development, subject to conditions, last September, but a number of appeals were lodged with An Bord Pleanála...

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