Back in August we heard that Apple’s $1 billion Irish data center had received approval from the planning regulators in Ireland.
Now it looks like the construction of the data center has been delayed, the reason that it has been delayed is because there have been some objections to the project.
The hole project has been delayed because three people have contested the potential environmental impact of the project, and now local residents are concerned that Apple may move their project somewhere else.
“This doesn’t just affect Athenry, but it affects Ireland as well,” said Paul Keane, 39, whose family has lived in the area for generations. “If Apple is turned away, what does it say about Ireland? It’s right that we have a fair and open system, but it can’t be dragged out.”
Apple’s Irish Data Center was originally expected to start running some time in 2017, but delays have meant that it wont go into operation until 2019.
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