Apple Seeks More Time For Irish Data Center: Business Post

Apple Inc. is seeking a five-year extension to its planning permit for an 850 million euro ($1 billion) data center development in Galway, western Ireland, the Business Post newspaper reported, citing planning documents.

An extension would give the company until 2026 to construct the facility. Under current rules the tech giant has until September to build the development, the newspaper said.

It is Apple’s intention to “support the provision of the consented works by identifying interested parties to develop the project who can then proceed with the consented works within the relevant timeframes,” according to the planning application reviewed by Bloomberg News. Apple put the site up for sale in 2019 and it remains on the market.

Apple anticipates construction of the data center would be completed by November 2026 at the latest, according to the Business Post.

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