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10-05-2018, 09:03   #1
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Apple pulls out of data center in Athenry due to fcuked up planning and gob****es

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018...apple-athenry/

There you have it folks.

The result of a couple of locals and a fcuking eejit in Co Wicklow.

Not surprised. Total pisstake.

I'm sorry for the people of Athenry. You could of done with it. Good things don't come your way due to lunatics and a ****ed up planning process.
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10-05-2018, 09:07   #2
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The supporters of the project in Athenry should picket the house of the guy in Wicklow for a few weeks and object to any planning permissions he or his family make for the rest of their lives.
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10-05-2018, 09:12   #3
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Almost every project/development in Ireland is seeing these kind of NIMBY objections as if these projects were benefit-less wastes of money that are solely being built to interfere with the lives of local residents and destroy the environment

Hopefully this will generate enough negative publicity to kickstart planning reform. It has to happen as the country is being held up beyond belief by this issue.
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Well, I hope they enjoy their bats and badgers up there, it looks like they're going to need them.
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Almost every project/development in Ireland is seeing these kind of NIMBY objections as if these projects were benefit-less wastes of money that are solely being built to interfere with the lives of local residents and destroy the environment

Hopefully this will generate enough negative publicity to kickstart planning reform. It has to happen as the country is being held up beyond belief by this issue.
Not so much NIMBY for Brian McDonagh though, more like IMBY PLEASE!
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https://fora.ie/apple-data-centre-ga...61011-Nov2016/

Worth a read for the background on the people who objected and why.

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Two locals, Allan Daly and property lawyer Sineád Fitzpactrick, have joined up with Brian McDonagh, a landowner who bought a €22 million site in Wicklow from Ulster Bank in 2007.

McDonagh’s idea was to develop the area into “the world’s largest data centre”. It was not to be and he was denied planning permission.

For that reason, it has been suggested that the site Wicklow would make a more suitable location for Apple’s data centre.

Meanwhile, Fitzpatrick has formed the Concerned Residents of Lisheenkyle group, which concluded in a report that Athenry was “the wrong site” for environmental reasons.
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I'm looking at this as a Dub but for Athenry this must be devastating.

The locals have every right to be furious with what was interference from primarily people that live no where near.

Real reform needed NOW.
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10-05-2018, 09:26   #8
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These data centres consume massive amounts of power apparently,with little or nothing in return.
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Data centres don't provide many jobs. The only meaningful number would be during construction, so temporary.
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10-05-2018, 09:28   #10
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That's at least four jobs in the area gone forever
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Data centres don't provide many jobs. The only meaningful number would be during construction, so temporary.
150 jobs were to be permanent.
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Objecting to new developments is a middle class hobby in Ireland.
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So the main objector was in it for his own gain!
Bloody idiot.
Meanwhile Google, Amazon and Facebook have built data centres in the Dublin area without using this guys Wicklow site.

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These data centres consume massive amounts of power apparently,with little or nothing in return.
What do you think they're for? Burning electricity??
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150 jobs were to be permanent.
Up to 150
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