Wednesday September 23, 2020

Athenry data centre objector strikes again

McDonagh launches appeal to stop new facility being built in his native Wicklow by Aldgate

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

24th March, 2019

Brian McDonagh – the man who fought to stall Apple’s €1 billion data centre in Galway – has launched another appeal, this time against a data centre in his native Wicklow being planned by office builder Aldgate Developments.

McDonagh wrote to Wicklow County Council last year to outline his concern that the data centre would be powered partly from the electrical grid and partly by gas generators, adding that “the applicant may not...

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