Following approval form Meath County Council and An Bord Pleanála Facebook will commence construction of its 31000 sq.m Data Centre in Clonee, Co Meath. Facebook has said the data centre will create hundreds of temporary construction jobs and dozens of other permanent operations positions.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said,“the Clonee Data Center will be one of the most advanced and energy efficient data centres in the world. It will feature the latest server, storage and network designs developed through the Open Compute Project, and will be powered by 100% renewable energy”.
Mr Zuckerberg also added, "We're glad to be investing in Ireland, to become a part of the Clonee community, and to continue building the massive infrastructure that connects our global community."
The centre will handle data from the more than a billion people who use the social network globally.