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Policy-makers pull plug on common sense by approving energy-hungry data centres

Martina Devlin


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Ireland has 70 data centres housing information for the likes of Amazon

Ireland has 70 data centres housing information for the likes of Amazon

Ireland has 70 data centres housing information for the likes of Amazon

Last weekend, I met a family living in Ireland whose members dress like the Amish. They wear homespun, all-concealing clothes in plain, dark colours and engage only sparingly with modern technology.

They were perfectly courteous and at ease with their lifestyle choices, and I found it curiously uplifting to see how some people have chosen to stop the clock and unplug themselves from the Digital Age.


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