Apple gave up the green light for its plans to create a data center in Ireland, for which the company had requested for the first time in 2015. The project has suffered many setbacks because envirmental cflicts with local groups. A "final decisi" was made in favor of Apple at the end of 2017, so the fate of the project looked positive
. However, a new appeal overturned the judgment and sent the parties to court. Specifically, the Irish court has stated that it may have to refer to the European Court of Justice certain issues. Referrals to Europe can take many years and it seems like it was the water drop that broke the back of the camel and caused Apple to withdraw its proposal.
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The total project cost $ 1 billi, representing a massive investment in the Athenry area. He would have created about 50 permanent jobs and needed the cstructi of about 300 cstructi ctractors.
Apple made a statement to The Independent:
"Several years ago, we asked for the cstructi of a data center in Athenry.Despite all our efforts, delays in the process of 39 approval have forced us to make further plans and we will not be able to go ahead with the data center, "the company said in a statement. withdraw is irrelevant to other political issues (like the 13 billi euro tax bill). Apple ctinues to invest in its Cork facilities as much as ever.
The company did not specify where its next data …