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Host in Ireland Announces Support of Temple Street Foundation

Host in Ireland to Fund Production of Video to Help Raise Charitable Contributions to the Temple Street Children’s University Hospital and Awareness of Techies4TempleStreet

DUBLIN – June 15, 2016 Host in Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of the benefits of hosting digital assets in Ireland, today announces its charitable support of a video to be produced on behalf of the Temple Street Foundation and Techies4TempleStreet.  Filming will take place on Saturday, June 18, between 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. in the Lansdowne Room at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) and coincides with the CoderDojo Coolest Projects’ Launch’d event, Ireland’s largest innovator and evolving technology summit. This year, Techies4TempleStreet’s goal is to raise €250,000 to help fund a new Neurology and Renal Outpatients Unit. Read more

Dataplex seeking €100 million for Dublin expansion

EddHII DataCentres Success Storyie Kilbane, the Chief Executive of the Irish data centre operator, Dataplex has told the Irish Independent that the company is looking for to secure some €100 million help fund a second datacentre in Dublin. "Dataplex is continuing expansion in the Irish market, we're currently in the process of raising €100m for some additional data centre space, which we'll be bringing to market," Kilbane told the Sunday Independent. Read more

Interview with Gary Keogh about Digital Realty’s Dublin expansion

logo-digital-realtyDigital Realty sales director Gary Keogh explains why Digital Realty is expanding its data centre facilities at Profile Park in west Dublin as part of a major €150m investment. As part of a €150m investment, which was first announced last year, Digital Realty will add approximately 10,000 sq ft of data centre technical space to complement its current and fully-occupied approximately 10,000 sq ft data centre hall at Profile Park in Dublin. Read more

Google to build second Irish data centre in Dublin

Originally posted on Irish Times

Tech giant will invest €150 million in project and employ 400 people during construction

Google is building a new data centre in Ireland and investing €150 million in the project.

The centre will be its second owned and operated data facility in Ireland; it leases a third.

There had been speculation last year that Google planned to open a new facility in west Dublin – following a planning application – to give it the room to expand.

Head of operations with Google Ireland Ronan Harris said the investment underlined the company’s commitment to Ireland.

“I think the view that we have of Ireland is that it is a wonderful place to base ourselves and do business.

“Every time we’ve wanted to expand and grow, we’ve been able to find the talent and infrastructure that we needed to be able to do that.”

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The data centre will employ 400 people during the construction phase. When the centre is up and running, it will employ 30 people in a variety of roles, similar to its existing facility in west Dublin.

“We’re still very excited about our presence in Ireland and what Ireland has to offer,” said Mr Harris.

“We’ve made a lot of capital investments here since 2010, including a data centre that went online in 2012. This is yet another investment on our part.”

Google has been investing heavily in Ireland. Between 2010 and 2012, it spent €300 million on the initial buildings in the Barrow Street area of Dublin, which has now become known as Silicon Docks.

In 2014, it spent €65 million on Grand Mill Quay