28 November 2013

Fitzgerald welcomes €100 million data centre investment for West Dublin

Frances Fitzgerald, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs and Local TD for Dublin Mid West has today  welcomed the start of construction works for a new €100 million data centre at Profile Park, stating that “this project is a timely boost for construction in the area and highlights the Government’s job creation strategy in this growing sector”.

“My colleague Richard Bruton TD, Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, broke the ground on Digital Realty’s 10 acre data centre site at Profile Park today. This is a leading international company which in recent weeks opened data centres in Hong Kong and Melbourne. The decision to build a new facility in West Dublin is a clear vote of confidence in Ireland’s recovery and potential as a global hub for data centres.

Digital Realty has made clear its commitment to Ireland and the Irish market – a welcome further indicator that this Government is moving the economy in the right direction. The company – a global provider of data centre solutions – expects to invest approximately €100 million and employ as many as 150 construction workers on the project.

“As Minister Bruton observed, the Government identified the ‘big data’ sector as having significant potential for Ireland in our Action Plan for Jobs, and the measures we put in place to support growth in this area are now starting to bear fruit. I am confident that further progress can be made in developing this sector in Ireland, and I congratulate the Minister for his hard work in making this great announcement a reality”.

"I also wish to commend South Dublin County Council on their leadership and drive in attracting multi-national investment to the Profile Park/Grange Castle area."