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New transatlantic cable may link Republic to US and Scandinavia

A new Facebook and Google-backed transatlantic telecoms cable linking the Republic to the US and Scandinavia could be operating by the end of the year. Irish communications specialist Aquacomms is seeking a foreshore licence from the Government for an undersea communications cable that will come ashore close to Louisburgh in Clew Bay, Co Mayo. The line is part of the Havfrue high-speed… Read more »

Dublin is now Europe’s largest data hosting cluster

Dublin is now Europe’s largest data hosting cluster, surpassing London with 25 per cent of the European market, according to a new report, which also shows that more than €1 billion was spent on data centres in Ireland last year. The report from Host In Ireland, a strategic global initiative created to increase awareness of… Read more »

Planning Permission Granted for Echelon Data Centres’ Arklow Development

Echelon Data Centres, a recently-launched Irish company based in Dublin, has been granted planning permission for its planned 45,000m² (484,000 sqft) facility in Arklow, Co Wicklow. The new data centre represents an investment of €500 million, will have a capacity of up to 100MW and will create 540 jobs – 450 in construction and 90… Read more »

Ireland’s €35m Floating Data Centre Sails Into Opposition

The Limerick project was building up support, but now companies who use the docks that it will be located at are claiming it will crowd out their own activities on the water. A proposed €35m floating data centre at Limerick Docks in Ireland is facing business opposition, with claims that it could impinge on the activities of… Read more »

Echelon to build two €500m data centres in Clondalkin and Arklow

New Irish company Echelon has announced a €1 billion development of two data centres, one at Clondalkin in Dublin and the other in Arklow, Co Wicklow. Some 910 jobs will be created for the construction phase of the two €500 million sites, while there will be 100 ongoing operational positions in Clondalkin and 90 in Arklow. Echelon Data Centres, which is… Read more »