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INTERNATIONAL - Apple ditched plans to build an 850million (R12.68billion) data centre in Ireland, because of delays in the approval process that have stalled the project for more than three years. 

Apple announced plans in February 2015 to build the facility in the town of Athenry to take advantage of green energy sources nearby, but planning appeals, chiefly from two individuals, delayed its approval. Ireland’s High Court ruled in October that the data centre could proceed, but the appellants then took their case to the country’s Supreme Court.