Over 300 people attended a rally in Athenry, Co.Galway yesterday calling for the process in bringing an Apple data centre worth 850 million euro to be speeded up.
It's thought the centre could create hundreds of jobs in Athenry on an ongoing basis and represent a significant investment for the country.
Numerous legal challenges on environmental grounds have halted the construction, despite the tech company's centre being given the go-ahead in 2015.
The project was the subject of a judicial review on environmental grounds, following appeals by local residents and a landowner.
A ruling on that review is due to be delivered in the commercial court on Thursday.