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# Data Centres

This month
July 2024
Appeals board rejects call for hearing into Amazon plans to build three new data centres
Last year
Around a quarter of households and close to a third of businesses in arrears on their gas bills
New data centres mooted for Dublin can't operate if they put energy security at risk, says Ryan
Amazon secure planning permission for three data centres in Dublin despite emission concerns
Opinion: How many data centres is enough for Ireland - when will we call a halt?
Jennifer Whitmore
Data centres consumed 31% more electricity last year compared to 2021
Engineering company plans to create 700 jobs in Limerick over next five years
Should we use data centres to heat our homes - or is it greenwashing?
All time
The Explainer x Noteworthy: Are data centres ramping up Ireland’s emissions?
Drilling for Data: Growing energy needs fuelling rise in data centre emissions
Paschal Donohoe says data centres could not be excluded from energy scheme
Bríd Smith: Expansion of data centres is not going to help our serious energy woes
Bríd Smith
Appeal lodged against two new data centres in Clondalkin, despite local ban
Poll: Would you support a ban on more data centres in Ireland?
Amazon secures planning permission for two new data centres in north Dublin
South Dublin Council ban on further data centres being challenged in High Court
Data centres are 'hugely important' to large employers in Ireland, says Donohoe
€450 million Ennis data centre granted planning permission despite local opposition
'Limited capacity' for new data centres as Government introduces new conditions for development
Planning regulator calls for ban on new data centres by South Dublin County Council to be reversed
Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show
Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition
'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
Energy regulator decides against moratorium on new data centres connecting to grid
Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'
Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
Jennifer Whitmore
Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
Bríd Smith
Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem
Dr Patrick Bresnihan & Patrick Brodie
How UtilityAR is bringing augmented reality to factories and data centres
Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?
One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus
The State wants to build a data centre in Kildare - but it's worried about its own planning rules
How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world
15 gadgets that are changing the tech world