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10 Oct 2018 Speculation has moved swiftly from the content of the budget to the date of the election »

Speculation has moved swiftly from the content of the budget to the date of the election

It is the Budget that once again shows that almost all political punditry and prediction is wrong. Back in 2016, when Fine Gael, Fianna Fáil and Independents agreed the novel arrangement that allowed this Government to be formed, we were warned it wouldn’t last.  The confidence and supply agreement was struck for three Budgets, but many said we would be lucky to get more than one Budget out of it. But here we are, the third budget has been announced, and advisors from Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil are preparing papers and documents for...

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25 Oct 2017 If SID is the answer to Apple’s data centre woes, we are asking the wrong question. »

If SID is the answer to Apple’s data centre woes, we are asking the wrong question.

It has been just a little under three years since Apple announced that it hoped to build an €850m data centre in Athenry, County Galway.  The proposed development was to employ 100 people and would be one of the most significant investments ever made in the West of Ireland.  The planning application was lodged following consultation in September 2015.  Galway County Council granted permission following a request for further information.  The application was appealed to An Bord Pleanála, who granted permission in August 2016.   The decision was appealed by way of Judicial Review. ...

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