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Google invest €75m in Dublin

The American Chamber of Commerce Ireland has congratulated Google Ireland on their announcement that they are to open a new data centre in Ireland.

Speaking on the announcement American Chamber Chief Executive Joanne Richardson said "The decision by Google to invest €75m in a new data centre in Ireland, is the latest in a series of investments by the company which are fantastic endorsements in the country as a location in which to business."

"This week has been a strong week for Ireland in terms of attracting investment from internet companies with Twitter announcing that they will be joining a growing community of online business in Ireland," which, according to Richardson "has been a tremendous growth area for Ireland over the last few years. We look forward to continuing successes in the future."

Ms. Richardson said "Google Ireland should be congratulated for securing this investment, and we wish them every success for the future."

"This year has continued the positive trends of recent years. Last year US companies accounted for 74% of the 11,000 new jobs secured by IDA Ireland," stated Richardson. "The 600 US companies here continue to play a vital role in Ireland's economy, employing 100,000 directly, and exporting in excess of €90 billion."