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15 Nov 2017 The changing nature of Stakeholder & Community Engagement »

The changing nature of Stakeholder & Community Engagement

A planning permission should in theory take about three months to complete.  The reality is that planning permissions can take years to obtain.  Delays can frequently occur because of a failure to communicate with key stakeholders.  Poor communication can not only lead to costly delays, it can ultimately be a determining factor in whether permission is granted or not. Joe Heron Account Director recently joined Ellen Gunning on Mediascope to discuss the changing nature of Stakeholder & Community Engagement.  https://soundcloud.com/dcfm-1032/mediascope-3rd-october-2017?in=dcfm-1032/sets/mediascope

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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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