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Eircom is planning a new €200 million Dublin data centre

The irish telecommunication company Eircom is planning to spend up to €200 million on a new state of the art data centre complex in Dublin.
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A company spokesman for Eircom has confirmed that they have submitted a planning application for a new 473,000 sq ft data centre complex over at least two phases at the Clondalking site.
Once complete the data centre comlpex would be one of the largest data centres in Ireland.

The Irish telecommunication company is reportedly ready to spend up to €200 million euros on building this data centre in West Dublin.

Hundreds of construction jobs would of course be created during the development of this new data centre on a site where they plan to demolish existing buildings and logistics centre.
Eircoms new fibre optic broadband
Eircoms new fibre optic broadband

There will also be a two storey 46,000 sq ft office building on the site as well as a large energy centre to house a heat and power plant.

This is clearly welcome news for Dublin. This scale of investment would be significant for Eircom. The telecoms company entered examiner ship in 2012 due to owing more than €4billion in debt.
The debt has since been slashed to just over €2billion in a move that saw the lenders take control of the business from the owners.

Recently the company has had to lay off more than 2,000 employees and has invested heavily in the roll-out of new fibre powered broadband in Ireland as it tries to catch up with the services of UPC.

Eircom hopes to have 1.4 million homes and businesses connected to the new fibre broadband network by June 2016.
Eircom headquarters
Eircom headquarters

Microsoft and Google have also recently announced big investments in Data Centres in Ireland recently, so maybe Eircom were pushed to stay in the game with Microsoft recently saying it will spend €170 million to expand it's data centre also in Clondalkin.
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