The social network giant has announced the creation of a new data centre in Co. Meath, bringing 40 new jobs into the country. In total, Facebook’s Irish workforce will rise to almost 1,000.
Hundreds of additional jobs will also be created during the construction phase. The new data centre, located in Clonee, Co. Meath, will be powered exclusively by renewable energy.
A spokesperson for Facebook said “Ireland has been a home for Facebook since 2007 and today’s planning application demonstrates our continued interest to invest in Ireland.”
“We hope to build an innovative, environmentally friendly data centre that will help us continue to connect people in Ireland and around the world while supporting local job creation and Ireland’s successful technology economy.”