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Google begins construction of €150m data centre and brings 400 jobs with it

The jobs will be created during the construction of the new two-storey building.

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GOOGLE HAS BEGUN construction of a new data centre which will be located at Profile Park in West Dublin.

Roughly 400 jobs will be created during the construction, which is expected to cost Google €150 million.

The new two-storey centre will be built alongside its existing data centre which opened in 2012, and created 30 full-time jobs. Alongside that, the company completed the purchase of 31 acres adjacent to these facilities, which could mean further expansion if the company requires it.

The company says that the data centre will rank among the “most energy efficient in the world.” Part of the reason it opened a data centre here was down to Ireland’s climate, the cool weather makes it easier to keep the buildings cool.

The first phase of the construction is expected to be completed later this year.

The centre will be used to help power Google services and apps like search, Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube.

Google’s Ireland office employs over 5,000 people and acts as its headquarters for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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