Google’s west Dublin data centre to open today

28 Sep 2012

Internet search giant Google is to open its new data centre in Clondalkin, west Dublin, today, that will help run Google’s online services, such as the Google search engine, Gmail and Google Maps.

A year ago, Google announced plans to invest in a new €75m data centre in west Dublin, which would create 200 jobs for the building and renovation of the centre, and 30 jobs for the management of the facility.

Google acquired 11 acres of land and an existing building in Dublin’s Profile Park, and had said construction would take 12-15 months.

The centre is said to employ up to 30 staff in full-time and contractor roles, which include computer technicians, electrical and mechanical engineers, and catering and security staff.