Despite appeal of environmentalists, Supreme Court of Ireland has granted necessary permission for 850 million Euro Information centre, which technology giant plans to build on forest grounds of Apple.
Supreme Court Judge Paul McDermott rejected appeal of three environmental activists on grounds that facility would destroy 166 thousand square meters of wooded land in country's western Galway region.
California-based Apple, who researched in 19 countries before choosing Ireland, initially announced giant project in February 2015. Apple, who took planning permit from local authorities within six months, failed to start construction because of objections of environmental groups. The project is expected to be largest private investment in west of Ireland.
Apple has chosen this region in particular to take advantage of rich green energy sources in region. Apple pledged to compensate for any damage to environment during construction, explaining that center's energy would be obtained from completely renewable sources.
"Future investments are also affected" warning to Prime Minister
Last month, Apple executives at table with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varandkar, Apple executives, warned that 2.5-year delay in project would affect planned investments in future.
One of 10 employees in Ireland is employed by a multinational foreign company. Because of its undeniable contributions to economy, Ireland is looking at investments of multinational corporations and its assets in country. Apple's European headquarters is also located in Ireland.