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Apple Shelves $1 Billion Irish Project

Apple Inc. is pulling out of a plan to build $1 billion data center in the west of Ireland amid difficulties with the planning system.

The plan to build the facility in a Galway forest, due to cover 166,000 square meters, the equivalent to about 23 soccer fields, close to the Atlantic coast was announced in 2015 and had been expected to be completed in 2017. Instead, Apple was hampered by delays in the planning and legal system