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Kildare Farmer's Challenge To Intel, Leixlip's €4bn Expansion Plans Fast-Tracked To The Commercial Court.

: 06/29/2020 - 17:10

A Kildare farmer’s legal challenge to a decision of An Bord Pleanala giving the go-ahead to Intel Ireland's €3.76bn expansion of its  Leixlip plant is to be heard in the fast track Commercial Court.

The Irish Examiner reports that Mr Justice David Barniville has, today, admitted the proceedings  to be heard over seven days next December.

The building phase of the project is expected to create 3,000 constuction jobs.
     
The Irish Examiner reports that the application to fast track the case had been made by Intel Ireland Ltd which is a notice party to the judicial review proceedings brought by farmer Thomas Reid.

Mr Reid lives 450 metres from the Intel campus just outside Leixlip.

Mr. Reid, in 2015, won a Supreme Court decision against IDA Ireland over the use of compulsory purchase orders for his 72-acre  farm, which is next to Intel's current 160 hectare campus in Leixlip.

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