Apple previously announced that it would be building a $1 billion data center in Ireland. The project was delayed due to objections to the project. Now it looks like apple has decided to scrap the project completely.
Apple announced the project three years ago but it faced objections from locals, Apple won approval in the end, although the people who objected to it were due to appeal the ruling later this month.
You can see an official statement that was given to Reuters by Apple about the project below and why it has been cancelled.
Despite our best efforts, delays in the approval process have forced us to make other plans and we will not be able to move forward with the data centre,” Apple said in a statement to Reuters. “While disappointing, this setback will not dampen our enthusiasm for future projects in Ireland as our business continues to grow.” Apple still has 6,000 employees at its European Headquarters, located in County Cork, where it plans to expand.
Apple has not revealed its alternative plan for another data center, as soon as we get some more details, we will let you guys know.