Proposed rules aim to limit court challenges to building projects

Government fears challenges such as that to Apple data centre could scare off multinational investment

The building plan has for an Apple data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, has been delayed for more than two years by a series of planning objections and legal actions.

The building plan has for an Apple data centre in Athenry, Co Galway, has been delayed for more than two years by a series of planning objections and legal actions.

The Government is to introduce new rules in an attempt to restrict court challenges to major building projects.

As it gears up to launch the 10-year €115 billion capital plan, the Cabinet on Tuesday discussed and approved measures that would make it more difficult to delay or block major infrastructure projects, large housing developments and data centres.

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