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#Data Centres

# data-centres - Sunday 22 May, 2022

Planning regulator calls for ban on new data centres by South Dublin County Council to be reversed
# Planning
# Planning

Planning regulator calls for ban on new data centres by South Dublin County Council to be reversed

May 22nd 2022, 2:30 PM 24,795 Views 26 Comments

The Commission of Regulation of Utilities ruled out a moratorium on new data centres.

# data-centres - Tuesday 3 May, 2022

Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show
# Central Statistics Office
# Central Statistics Office

Electricity consumption by data centres up 32% in 2021, new figures show

May 3rd 2022, 2:53 PM 12,720 Views 35 Comments

The figures show that data centres are now consuming more electricity than rural homes.

# data-centres - Friday 22 April, 2022

Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Amazon secures green light for data centre in Meath despite opposition

Apr 22nd 2022, 5:34 PM 37,506 Views 49 Comments

An Bord Pleanála granted permission to Amazon to allow construction of the new data centre

# data-centres - Sunday 27 February, 2022

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

'We have to think hard about prioritisation': The environmental impact of Ireland's data centres

Feb 27th 2022, 7:30 AM 18,470 Views 18 Comments

With around 70 data centres in Ireland and more to come, tech companies are now using a massively outsized amount of energy.

# data-centres - Thursday 20 January, 2022

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015
# Energy
# Energy

Data centres' electricity consumption has more than doubled since 2015

Jan 20th 2022, 1:16 PM 8,522 Views 15 Comments

The impact of data centres on the grid has come under scrutiny amid concerns about emissions reductions and energy supply.

# data-centres - Tuesday 23 November, 2021

Energy regulator decides against moratorium on new data centres connecting to grid
# Energy
# Energy

Energy regulator decides against moratorium on new data centres connecting to grid

Nov 23rd 2021, 2:02 PM 12,005 Views 31 Comments

The CRU reserves the right to block new data centres in the future to “protect security of supply”.

# data-centres - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'
# Power
# Power

Growth in electricity demand due to data centres 'unlike anything Ireland has seen in 100 years'

Oct 5th 2021, 6:24 PM 33,185 Views 40 Comments

Data centres are ‘disproportionately’ adding to Ireland’s energy demands, an Oireachtas Committee has heard.

# data-centres - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters
# Power Supply
# Power Supply

Major report from Eirgrid says Ireland may have electricity shortages over next five winters

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 2:04 PM 56,394 Views 141 Comments
  • Eirgrid points to surge in demand for electricity and a fall in energy sources in new report.
  • Minister for Environment Eamon Ryan says energy supplies will be "tight" in the coming years.
  • Commission for Regulation of Utilities suggests lifespan of coal and oil-burning plants may be extended to fix problem.

# data-centres - Tuesday 28 September, 2021

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?
# No Clear Plan
# No Clear Plan

Jennifer Whitmore: In an energy crisis, why is our government still committed to data centres?

Updated Sep 28th 2021, 1:53 PM 27,985 Views 119 Comments

The Social Democrats TD says we must pause development of data centres until we know if our energy infrastructure can cope with them.

# data-centres - Friday 25 June, 2021

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy
# Climate Emergency
# Climate Emergency

Bríd Smith: Data centres are the elephant in the room when it comes to climate policy

Updated Jun 25th 2021, 9:50 AM 28,185 Views 86 Comments

The People Before Profit TD says Ireland’s society and climate will not gain anything from data centres.

# data-centres - Monday 29 March, 2021

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

Opinion: Ireland's green energy plans have a big tech data centre problem

Mar 29th 2021, 6:30 PM 25,702 Views 33 Comments

Dr Patrick Bresnihan and Patrick Brodie question whether large tech companies should really be the priority in the government’s energy plans.

# data-centres - Friday 10 January, 2020

How UtilityAR is bringing augmented reality to factories and data centres
# Deeptech
# Deeptech

How UtilityAR is bringing augmented reality to factories and data centres

Jan 10th 2020, 11:54 AM 285 Views 0 Comments

In our weekly Startup Scout series, Fora picks out the most promising companies emerging from Ireland.

# data-centres - Friday 29 November, 2019

Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?

Power-hungry data centres are here to stay - what does that mean for Ireland's renewable targets?

Nov 29th 2019, 11:05 AM 324 Views 1 Comment

The energy industry is “due for a change”. That could bring an opportunity.

# data-centres - Thursday 6 September, 2018

One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus
# Data Centres
# Data Centres

One farmer stands in the way of Facebook's plans to expand its Meath data centre campus

Sep 6th 2018, 2:43 PM 3,119 Views 0 Comments

The social media giant is planning a facility the size of around eight Aviva pitches.

# data-centres - Thursday 9 August, 2018

The State wants to build a data centre in Kildare - but it's worried about its own planning rules
# Building And Property
# Building And Property

The State wants to build a data centre in Kildare - but it's worried about its own planning rules

Aug 9th 2018, 5:09 PM 2,017 Views 2 Comments

The Office of Public Works said the €30m project would be built on an existing campus in Celbridge.

# data-centres - Sunday 22 October, 2017

How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world
# Data Epicentre
# Data Epicentre

How Ireland wants to become the data centre capital of the world

Oct 22nd 2017, 4:00 PM 29,963 Views 94 Comments

The government is scoping out possible sites for locating new data centres.

# data-centres - Sunday 20 November, 2011

15 gadgets that are changing the tech world
# Inspect Our Gadets
From The Daily Edge
# Inspect Our Gadets

15 gadgets that are changing the tech world

Nov 20th 2011, 10:00 AM 9,631 Views 14 Comments

Here’s a bunch of stuff you wish you had.