Opposition from local residents towards the creation of new Apple data center in Ireland has been tossed out by the legal system. Two residents were pursuing an appeal to the High Court, but their appeal has been refused. It appears Apple may finally move forward with the project.
The data center has faced opposition from local residents for years, leading to multiple delays in its construction. Apple has been trying to work on the center for over two years.
A local planning body asked the company to respond to five concerns from residents. Apple gave a response and was met with a positive recommendation from the planning inspector. Things were later delayed again because of a High Court appeal, but the High Court gave its approval and the latest petition to appeal has been denied.
The data center is a $1 billion project.