“Irish planning body An Bord Pleanála has given the green light to Apple’s €850m data centre in Galway, originally announced in February 2015 but delayed by a series of objections,” Gordon Hunt reports for SiliconRepublic.

“The new Apple data centre will be in Athenry, costing the company some €850m of an overall €1.7bn investment that will see a similar centre built in Denmark,” Hunt reports. “When completed, the centre will power Apple’s online services, including the iTunes Store, the App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri, for customers across Europe.”

“To be built on a 500-acre greenfield site in Derrydonnell, the company hopes the new facility will be open by the end of next year,” Hunt reports. “After considering the objections it received, An Bord Pleanála has given the official go-ahead to Apple. The 24,500sqm Athenry data centre will be the company’s largest data centre project in Europe.”

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