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Maroon Manc

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Apple's data centre in Athenry
« on: October 12, 2017, 11:40:59 AM »
Someone was telling me the 2 people who've objected to the proposed data centre don't even life in Galway, anyone know if that is the case?

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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 11:56:01 AM »
Yes I believe that's true.


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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 04:36:40 PM »
There were 3 objectors originally AFAIK. The Wicklow one was thrown out, basically because it was none of his business. Of the other 2, one is a local solicitor and the other is originally American, married locally, again AFAIK. Unsure if they have grounds for further appeal.

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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 05:13:43 PM »
And if they have kids they'd probably be the first to complain that "there's no jobs round here for the young people. What's the Government doing about it? ".
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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 05:26:41 PM »
So three people and a dog were able to block a major project. Like I said, the NIMBY lobby is too powerful. It's time to clip their wings.

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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 05:36:49 PM »
Admittedly I only speed read those links in mick999’s post but it came across to me especially in the news.vice one that there was someone in what the American guy was saying?

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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 06:18:50 PM »
The Vice article makes Coillte forestry seem like it’s a setting ripped from Princess Mononoke. Anyone who actually knows what they like wouldn’t have typed that with a straight face.

The American opposed the data center Amazon are building too, crank would be the correct word for him alright and it’s no surprise the locals in Athenry turned against him.

Good for everyone that this shíte is done and some jobs can be created in the West.
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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 07:11:37 PM »
And if they have kids they'd probably be the first to complain that "there's no jobs round here for the young people. What's the Government doing about it? ".

Rossfan,
data centers, aren't great job creators, you get security guards, maybe. A few construction jobs while she's going up...
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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2017, 07:31:17 PM »
Ah now, it depends on what sort of Data Centre it is, and how many servers and what types. You'll need Server engineers, networks guys, maintenance guys, etc etc. I saw an article that said data centres would employ between 100 and 300 people depending on size. That's not bad for Athenry.

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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 07:36:08 PM »
this is a single use data center- more like 30-40
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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 08:01:20 PM »
And if they have kids they'd probably be the first to complain that "there's no jobs round here for the young people. What's the Government doing about it? ".

Rossfan,
data centers, aren't great job creators, you get security guards, maybe. A few construction jobs while she's going up...
They were saying 100 on the News.
However will anyone else be bothered choosing Ireland when this type of delay is caused.
The Danish one planned at the same stage is now built.
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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2017, 08:12:47 PM »
There was still a fast-tracking of sorts to get to the court decision today. Back in the day, the M50 extension was held up by Carrickmines Castle protestors for years.

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Re: Apple's data centre in Athenry
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2017, 08:13:46 PM »
So three people and a dog were able to block a major project. Like I said, the NIMBY lobby is too powerful. It's time to clip their wings.
NIMBY??  Jaysus you'd have a hell of a back yard if it stretched from Wicklow to Athenry!! It's too easy for cranks to halt progress.
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