6 October 2016 Business

Work starts next month on €850m Apple Data Centre

Coillte welcomes announcement of Apple Data Centre to be built on forestry land.

Coillte welcomes the significant announcement of a €850m data centre investment from Apple to be built and located in Athenry, Co Galway, on land sold by Coillte.

The new centre will be the company’s largest data centre project in Europe, providing 300 jobs during its multiple phases.

This significant new investment in Ireland will happen alongside one in Viborg, Denmark, and represents Apple’s biggest project in Europe to date.

An Bord Pleanála has granted planning permission to US technology giant Apple to build a data centre near Athenry, Co Galway.

Apple is to invest €850 million developing the data centre to help run its online services like iTunes and Maps.

The facility, to be built on a 500 acre greenfield site at Derrydonnell, is expected to be operational in 2017 and will create 150 new jobs.

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