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Amazon planning new Dublin data centre

Amazon is hoping to build another data centre in Dublin despite objections to its previous proposal for a campus in the Irish capital. The proposed new build, as reported by the Irish Independent, will come in at 88,500 sq. feet and cost around €45 million (approx. £40 million), will be built in Tallaght in South… Read More

Apple CEO suggests Athenry data centre is in doubt

The completion of Apple’s planned data centre facility in Athenry, Ireland, is looking increasingly doubtful following comments from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar. The Irish Taoiseach told state broadcaster RTE that Cook would no longer commit to the construction of the data centre, following multiple delays and court challenges, spanning… Read More

Irish High Court finally approves Apple’s Athenry data centre

The Irish High Court has finally approved Apple’s Athenry data centre, after years of delays. The decision was made by Justice Paul McDermott, who ruled that Apple should be granted permission to build the data centre, despite objections from local residents. The data centre project has been plagued by delays since it was announced in… Read More

Microsoft reaches agreement with GE to use wind power for data centres

Microsoft has reached an agreement with GE to purchase all of the energy from its wind farm in County Kerry, Ireland, as it looks to increase the use of renewable energy in its data centres. The companies have agreed a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) which Microsoft states will support growing demand for its cloud… Read More

Data centre influx squeezing Irish electricity network

The surge in major data centres in Ireland is placing severe pressure on ESB, the country’s state-owned electricity company. ESB has stated that it in order to meet demand from proposed data centres in the capital city of Dublin, it would have to more than double the existing supply of electricity. Speaking to the Irish… Read More