Belfast Telegraph

Amazon sets out plans for fourth data centre in Dublin

By John Mulligan

Internet giant Amazon is set to build another multi-million euro data centre in Ireland after acquiring an additional site in Tallaght, south Dublin.

It will confirm its position as the biggest data centre operator in the Republic.

The company has invested well over €1bn (£0.86bn) in its Irish assets.

The company bought a site last year in Tallaght that was previously the base of warehousing and distribution firm Barretts.

Amazon has already started the planning process that will see a data centre built on the premises. One of the first stages involves demolishing the existing buildings and it has applied for planning permission to do so.

It will be Amazon's fourth data centre in Tallaght.

The firm acquired a former Tesco distribution centre in the suburb in 2010 and converted it to a 22,300 sq m data centre.

Last year, it began preparing the former Jacobs biscuits site in Tallaght for a data centre project. It bought that site in 2014.

Amazon was granted planning permission in May 2016 for a huge 22,000 sq m data centre at the location. Up to 50 full-time staff will be employed there.

And the company also converted a site formerly home to Shinko Microelectronics in Tallaght to a data centre.

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