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Objectors to proposed Apple data centre in Athenry apply to Supreme Court for permission to appeal

The proposed Apple data centre in Athenry could be further delayed, as objectors to the €850 million data centre have applied to the Supreme Court for permission to appeal an earlier High Court decision, which gave the green light for the development to proceed.

Last month, the High Court refused to allow Allan Daly and Sinead Fitzpatrick, who live in the Athenry area, permission to appeal its earlier decision to the Court of Appeal.

The planning process dates back to Sept 2015, when Galway County Council gave permission for the data centre to proceed, and this decision was later upheld by An Bord Pleanala.

Two local residents appealed the decision, and the High Court recently ruled against their application to have the permission granted by An Bord Pleanála overturned.

The objectors are now seeking permission to take an appeal to the Supreme Court.

The application was lodged on Friday, and it may take several weeks for the Supreme Court to make a decision on admitting the case.

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