Athenry to march in support of Apple data centre

More than 2,000 people attended the march in November 2016 in support of Apple's data centre plans for Athenry. PHOTO: SEAN KYNE

Galway Bay fm newsroom – A march in support of Apple’s Athenry data centre plans will take place in the town tomorrow.
The event comes just four days ahead of a long-awaited court decision on whether the €850 million development can go ahead.
Some locals who support the development are concerned that the march is taking place at an inappropriate time given the controversy that has surrounded the project.
A final decision is due to be made on Thursday.
The Athenry march takes place at 11.30am tomorrow and the Liam McCarthy cup will be brought along to the event. It begins outside the church and will finish up at the community park.
Organiser Paul Keane says the march will be in support of the Apple development – and also to call for urgent changes to the planning system.