Google gets green light for second Dublin data centre

Tech giant Google is set to expand its presence in Ireland, following the approval of its proposed €150 million new data centre in west Dublin by Dublin City Council.

As reported in February, the internet search engine provider will construct a new 30,361 sqm, two storey data storage facility and additional outbuildings, beside its existing facility in Clondalkin, Dublin 22. The development will create up to 300 construction jobs, as well as 60 full-time jobs once it is operational.

The data centre is expected to be twice the size of the € 75 million centre Google opened in Dublin in September 2012, which has an advanced air-cooling system that takes advantage of Ireland’s weather to keep its servers running smoothly.

Google said it chose Dublin for its data centres as it “has the right combination of energy infrastructure, developable land, and available workforce for the data center.”

In addition to Dublin, Google also hosts European data centres in Hamina, Finland and St.Ghislain, Belgium.

Google employs around 2,500 people in Ireland.

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