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EngineNode has received permission to build a data centre near Bracetown, Co Meath (stock photo)

EngineNode has received permission to build a data centre near Bracetown, Co Meath (stock photo)

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EngineNode has received permission to build a data centre near Bracetown, Co Meath (stock photo)

EngineNode has received permission from Meath County Council to build a large data centre near Bracetown, Co Meath, believed to involve an investment of "hundreds of millions of euro".

The company received planning permission, subject to appeal and conditions, for the data centre last month. It applied for permission for the development in November last year.

The development, expected to create 500 construction jobs and around 275 jobs when open, is to be built in a minimum of four phases. It will consist of four two-storey data storage buildings with a combined gross floor area over 92,100sqm. EngineNode is also set to build a two-storey office.

Among the 23 conditions set by the council, EngineNode is to pay €828,700 to the planning authority toward expenditure on public roads and public transport infrastructure benefiting development in the area and a further €1.85m for the provision of a distributor road. It is also to pay nearly €2.3m as a contribution in respect of the Navan to Dublin railway line.

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