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CyrusOne granted permission for €400mn Dublin data centre

According to a report in the Irish Independent, US data centre provider CyrusOne has been granted permission for its giant €400mn data centre in Dublin. The data centre will be located at Grange Castle Business Park in Dublin. Grange Castle and nearby Profile Park are already home to data centres from Microsoft, Equinix, Digital Realty,… Read More

Ulster Bank sues Apple data centre objector

One of the original objectors to Apple’s Athenry data centre plans is being sued by Ulster Bank over a loan for a data centre of his own. Brian McDonagh, from Co Wicklow, Ireland, is locked in a dispute with Ulster Bank over the repayment of a €22 million (approx. £19.5 million) loan taken out for… Read More

CyrusOne faces Apple-like Irish data centre woes

CyrusOne is facing the prospect of enduring a similar experience that caused Apple to ultimately pull out of its Athenry data centre project after Irish residents have vowed to take the data centre firm to the High Court. Residents in Baldonnel, a south-west Dublin suburb, have complained about CyrusOne’s decision to build a significantly bigger… Read More

IDA hits back after Athenry’s Apple failure

The organisation in charge of promoting foreign investment into Ireland has claimed that data centres bring billions into the Irish economy after Apple backed out of its planned Athenry site following years of appeals and cancelled court dates. The IDA’s report, titled A Study of the Economic Benefits of Data Centre Investment in Ireland, states… Read More

Anger as Apple pulls plug on Athenry project

Galway residents have lashed out at the Irish government after Apple finally decided to call an end to its Athenry data centre project. The California tech giant first announced that it would be building a large data centre in the Irish town of Athenry, in Galway, in 2015. Since then it has faced setback after… Read More