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Politicians who backed Apple’s plan to build an €850m data centre in Athenry, Ireland have received letters threatening their families if the now abandoned facility does not progress by Christmas.
Speaking to the Irish Independent, Galway Council councillor Gabriel Connolly confirmed he, fellow councillor Shelly Herterich Quinn and other Irish MPs received a disturbing typewritten letter in the post, which reads:
“This is a message to you. The people of Athenry have waited long enough for Apple. They might have endless patience but I don’t.
The Irish communications minister has revealed that his department, which is responsible for protecting the state from cyber attacks, fended off a ransomware attack last year.
Richard Bruton admitted to the 2018 breach on the Department of Communications, Climate Action and the Environment’s IT systems in response to a parliamentary question from Fianna Fail defence spokesperson Jack Chambers, who questioned why the government’s National Cyber Security Centre was headed by Bruton’s department despite it lacking any security, defence or intelligence credential
Californian firm Nautilus has filed a proposal to moor a floating data centre at Ted Russell Dock in Ireland, with the relevant port authority, the Shannon Foynes Port Company, eager to see the proposal through The proposed €35m waterborne centre would comprise four data halls over two floors above deck, with cooling and electrical systems below… Read More
IT-giant’s long-scrapped data centre may have long-lasting implications for the Irish data centre industry The Irish Supreme court will sit in the city of Galway next March to discuss the process that led to the first phase of Apple’s planned Athenry hyperscale data centre being approved, reports the Irish Times. Apple ditched plans for the ill-fated… Read More
Towns in Ireland are scrambling to compete for a slice of the data centre pie, viewing centres as a quick route to transforming the economic fortunes of their areas The latest proposition is an eye-watering €400m, 51-hectare, 90mw, site in Clare, presented to councillors this week, one year after the council earmarked Clare’s potential as a… Read More