Apple first announced plans for the data center in West Ireland in February 2015. The center, which will be built in a rural location, will take advantage of plentiful green energy resources nearby.
Though Apple gained permission to build from the local council six months after announcing plans, a series of appeals kept the tech giant from moving forward for about two years. High Court Judge Paul McDermott dismissed two separate appeals Thursday, Oct. 12, paving the way for Apple's plan to continue.
Apple representatives met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar last month and expressed their frustration over the delays. Varadkar said Apple warned that the lengthy process could negatively impact its willingness to invest in Ireland in the future.
The data center will provide 300 construction jobs and 150 on-site permanent positions. One in 10 jobs in Ireland comes from foreign multinational companies.
Apple gained 0.19% to $156.77 in early trading on Thursday.
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