November 1, 2017 / 10:58 AM / 2 years ago

Irish court rejects appeal against 850 million euro Apple data centre

FILE PHOTO: A man is reflected in a Apple store logo in San Francisco, California, U.S., August 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs/File Photo

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland’s High Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal against Apple’s (AAPL.O) plans to build an 850 million euro (£744 million) data centre in Ireland, clearing the way for the project to proceed.

A judge said there were no grounds to appeal after some residents objected on environmental grounds.

Apple in February 2015 announced plans to build the data centre in a rural location in the west of Ireland to take advantage of rich green energy sources nearby.

Reporting By Conor Humphries. Writing by Andrew MacAskil

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