Galway locals say millions of euro and thousands of jobs all lost as “incompetent government” and “local do gooders” let Apple deal slip through their fingers – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views
August 15, 2018

Galway locals say millions of euro and thousands of jobs all lost as “incompetent government” and “local do gooders” let Apple deal slip through their fingers

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Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tanaiste Simon Coveney are getting the full blame for the unbelievably bad outcome of Apple pulling its planned mega data centre in Athenry, Co. Galway.

One of the biggest companies in the world announced yesterday that it was to pull out of its plans to build the multi million euro facility.

The blow to the area came after planning permission was delayed and delayed and delayed.

Locals are said to be both disappointed and fuming at the ludicrous concept that the Irish government again can’t be trusted to do something right and follow through on their promises.

How can we trust them on anything, one local Galway man posted.

It’s understood that the data centre would have created thousands of jobs and brought in millions of euro both locally and nationally.

Locals are claiming that the government, including Minister for Business Heather Humphries did nothing to help sway Apple’s decision.

They said that the entire Western seaboard would have gotten a much needed economic boost had the data centre been given the green light over 2 years ago.

Many Galway residents are claiming on social media that so-called “local do gooders” helped scupper the data centre plans.

The debate will no doubt linger on for some time in Western counties with people left scratching their heads as to how such a phenomenal prospect has gone down the drain.

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