Apple has been granted a five-year extension of its planning permission to build a data centre on a site in Athenry, Co Galway.

The company made the application to Galway County Council in June, despite having cancelled its plans to build an €850m data centre there in 2018 in the face of planning objections and delays. In 2019, the Times reported that Apple was seeking to sell the Athenry site, advertising it as a “ready-to-go data centre development site”.

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