A file photo showing horses at the site near Athenry in Galway where Apple sought permission for a data centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Government’s response to the disaster that is the Apple/Athenry saga is to propose that, in future, data centres will be considered “strategic inf(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar with Apple chief executive Tim Cook at Apple’s headquarters in California last week.

Apple was aware of proposed changes to Ireland’s planning laws that would see data centres treated a strategic infrastructure before a crucial meeting(...)

IDA chief executive Martin Shanahan    admitted that doubts about Apple’s commitment to building the data centre in Athenry had mounted over recent months as the delays in the planning process continued. File photograph: Alan Betson

The prospect that Apple will ever build its long-delayed €850million data centre in the fields of Athenry has receded after the head of the IDA confir(...)

Architect images for the College Green civic space: Dublin Bus wants to keep running buses through College Green.

A decision on whether a new €10 million civic plaza can be built in College Green will not be made until next April at the earliest, several months af(...)

The new-look scheme for the Union Cafe site in Mount Merrion

Property development company Oakmount has submitted a fresh planning application to develop a mixed-use scheme on the Union Cafe (formerly Kiely’s) si(...)

Bord Fáilte building: “architecturally interesting” example from the early 1960s period or in  “very harsh” relationship with Baggot Street,  ignoring  the line of the Grand Canal.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A landmark of Dublin’s architectural heritage will be destroyed if the redevelopment the 1960s former Bord Fáilte headquarters at Baggot Street bridge(...)

The badge of an “Athenry for Apple” supporter:  the Apple scheme got what appears to be the final green light on Wednesday when the latest court bid by objectors was thrown out. Photograph:  Collins Courts

For more than a year, a High Court bid by a handful of objectors to Apple’s proposed €850 million data centre in Athenry fuelled uncertainty over the (...)

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(...)

Artist’s impression of Tara House, intended to be a “landmark gateway” marking the transition between Dublin’s historic core and the contemporary architecture of Docklands

Dublin City Council architects and planners have said they found “significant shortcomings” in a planning application submitted by developer Johnny Ro(...)

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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