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Amazon takes biscuit with new data centre in Dublin

By John Mulligan

Published 19/02/2016

Founder: Jeff Bezos
Founder: Jeff Bezos

Internet giant Amazon has taken the first steps towards building another huge data centre in Dublin.

The company has begun the planning process to prepare the former Jacob's biscuits site in Tallaght for the new development, which will significantly boost its presence in Dublin.

Amazon, headed by founder Jeff Bezos, already has a number of data centres in the capital and plans to build two other facilities at locations around the city.

Combined, the projects are likely to propel Amazon's infrastructure spending here to beyond €1bn (£0.7bn). The company has asked South Dublin County Council for permission to begin demolishing some of the existing buildings and other infrastructure at the biscuit site, which Amazon acquired last year.

The site has been unused since 2008, when Jacob's closed.

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