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Apple’s Irish data centre threatened with 18-month delay via local objections

Apple is reported to have ‘serious concerns’ about a possible 18-month delay for the construction of its new €850 million data centre in County Galway, after local residents challenged the decision of Ireland’s planning board to grant the go-ahead to the project. Local residents Sinéad Fitzpatrick and Allan Daly, who have participated in prior objections… Read More


Passive cooling at a Dublin data centre

Radical ‘free’ cooling unlocks IT potential at Profile Park in Dublin, an innovative solution that could keep the fast growing world of data on track… Digital companies are under intense economic pressure to rapidly expand the IT capacities in their data centres in the face of soaring global demand for their services. This has major… Read More


Nuclear concerns hold back Apple data centre plans in Ireland

Apple is being questioned over its site selection for a new Irish data centre, with opponents arguing that the proposed €850 million (approx. £648 million) server farm would be located too close to nuclear facilities in Wales and Cumbria. Oscar Gonzalez, Apple’s head of data centre site selection, came against arguments from a group including… Read More


Facebook to invest €200mn in new Irish data centre

Social media giant Facebook has today submitted a planning application for its new €200mn data centre in County Meath, Ireland. The latest data centre investment will provide 40 more full time jobs, bringing Facebook’s Irish staff to over 1,000 employees. Hundreds of further positions will be created in the build phase. The site will be the company’s… Read More