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Tech leaders in Ireland sceptical of national cybersecurity strategy

A new survey from IT firm Paradyn found that 91% of IT leaders believe the Irish national cybersecurity strategy is not appropriate for the current threat environment. The vast majority of 105 IT decision makers who responded to the survey reported that the recent high-profile cyber attack on the Irish health system, HSE, is partly… Read More


Co Meath data centre delayed by legal complaint

The complaint states that the approval did not comply with local planning regulations, the 2000 Planning and Development Act, and the EU Directive on Environmental Impact Assessments; along with the 2015 Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Act.


Echelon Data Centres and SSE Renewables to develop shared grid infrastructure

Echelon is teaming up with renewables developer SSE Renewables on an onshore substation that will connect the Irish operator’s upcoming Arklow data centre to Ireland’s first large-scale offshore wind farm.

Subject to planning approval, SSE Renewables will develop and construct the 220kV substation on behalf of both developers for shared use by Echelon’s 100MW DUB20 facility and Arklow Bank, SSE’s planned 520MW offshore wind farm.


Microsoft in talks over 20-acre expansion for Dublin data centre campus

According to reports, Microsoft is in discussion to purchase 20 acres of land to extend its data centre campus in Dublin.

Independent.ie, which revealed the talks, claimed the data centre would be built alongside a 120-percent office development in the Irish capital. 


SICS ICE: A playground for data centre research

In the far north of Sweden, scientists have built a facility to explore the future of data centres. “We have projects that are looking at innovative control of data centres…projects that would support zero touch data centres…we have started some projects that develop real life demonstrations of the reuse of heat for district heating.” Jon Summers, Scientific Lead at the ICE data centre lab at RISE, the Swedish research programme behind the facility, tells us about some of the innovative work being carried out there.