Google investing €150m in new Irish data centre
Internet giant Google has started construction on a new €150m data centre in West Dublin.
400 jobs will be created during the construction phase of the project.
The first phase of construction is to be completed later this year.
Google has also bought a 31 acre site adjacent to its existing facility at Profile Park, giving it the option to expand further in the future if it decides to do so.
The new two storey data centre is Google's second in Ireland, alongside one opened at Profile Park near Grangecastle West Dublin in 2012.
Google is the latest multinational tech company to open a data centre in Ireland after announcements by Facebook and Apple earlier this year.
Ireland's naturally cool climate makes it an ideal location for data centres.
Google employs about 2,500 people on a full time basis in Ireland.