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Residents object to €200m Facebook centre

Complaints by Clonee locals mean An Bord Pleanála will take another look at the data centre plans

Barry J Whyte

Chief Feature Writer

@whytebarry
30th August, 2015

An objection by two residents has resulted in Facebook’s plans for a new €200 million data centre in Co Meath having to be re-examined by An Bord Pleanála.

The internet giant got permission for the project, which will be built on a 220 acre landscaped campus, last month from Meath County Council. Facebook said the project could create as many as 900 jobs during the construction phase.

The two objectors, John and Julie...

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