Apple got permission for the Athenry project in 2016.  Photograph: Reuters

The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal by two local residents over An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the first phase of an €850 million Apple data ce(...)

The site of the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry. While Apple is not now proceeding with the project, the court’s decision is likely to affect the board’s consideration of similar data centre developments

The Supreme Court will sit in Galway next March to hear an appeal over whether An Bord Pleanála breached its legal obligations in how it approved the (...)

Apple announced earlier this month it is not proceeding with the Athenry centre and will not participate in the appeal. Photograph: Collins Courts

The Supreme Court has agreed to join the State to an appeal by two local residents concerning An Bord Pleánala’s approval for the first phase of a €85(...)

Apple  has scrapped proposals to build a data centre in Ireland following delays in the planning process. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Legal bills for the court challenge to Apple’s abandoned plans for a data centre could run to about €1 million, according to some calculations. The U(...)

Apple said on Thursday morning it would not proceed with the €850 million Athenry development. Photograph: Getty

The Supreme Court will decide later whether to proceed with hearing an appeal concerning An Bord Pleanála’s approval for the first phase of a €850 mil(...)

An aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal aimed at overturning An Bord Pleanála’s approval of the first phase of tech giant Apple’s planned €850(...)

Allan Daly (left), who opposes the proposed Apple data centre in Athenry on grounds of  environmental concerns,  with  campaigners who support the project, in Derrydonnell last Tuesday. Photograph: Nuacht TG4

Allan Daly knows how objectionable the word “objector” can sound. The US-born environmental engineer, who is one of two Co Galway residents seeking a (...)

Aerial view of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

Two local residents have applied to the Supreme Court to bring an appeal over the High Court’s rejection of their challenge to permission for tech gia(...)

Aerial View of the Apple data centre site at Athenry, Co Galway.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar is expected to meet Apple chief executive Tim Cook in California on Thursday amid concerns about Apple’s commitment to a €850 m(...)

Objectors to Apple’s Athenry data centre plan argue that it is  a matter of “dramatic public importance” that the disputed permission was granted by An Bord Pleanála in a manner that “sliced and diced” the overall proposed development. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A judge will rule next week whether to allow two local residents appeal his decision clearing the way for tech giant Apple to develop the first phase (...)

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