INTERNATIONAL - Ireland's High Court yesterday rejected an appeal against Apple’s plans to build a 850million (R13.95billion) 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. 

- REUTERS