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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


Irish data centre market to reach €9 billion by 2021

A new report from Host in Ireland estimates that investment in data centres in Ireland will reach €9 billion (approx. £7.8 billion) by 2021. The Data Centre: Q1 2018 Report, which was released as an update to the 2017 Report released in January, included estimates that approximately €1.1 billion will be invested in data centre construction… Read More


Amazon’s Irish Project G to go ahead

An objector to data centre plans made by Amazon and Apple has failed to stop the former getting approval for a series of sites in the Dublin suburb of Mulhuddart. Dubbed ‘Project G’, Amazon has made ambitious plans for an €850 million data centre (approx. £743 million) in the north-west of the Irish capital. However,… Read More



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