400 construction jobs to be created

400 construction jobs to be created by huge expansion of Google data centre in Dublin

The work will take approximately 16 months to complete.

Google is set to invest €150 million into its Dublin based data centre, which will bring the total amount invested by the company in Ireland up to €1 billion.

The investment is set to create at least 400 jobs in the 16 months that it will take to complete work on the data centre; when construction work will begin on the development has yet to be revealed.

Today also saw the release of a report stating that the Google data centre has supported 4,900 jobs directly and indirectly since 2011, and that it has represented a €350 million direct investment in construction and operations, as well as contributing €400 million to Ireland's GDP.

Commenting on the announcement on Tuesday, Heather Humphreys TD, Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation said: “15 years after first establishing an office here in Ireland, today’s announcement is a testament to Google’s ongoing commitment to Ireland as a key hub for its operations.

"This €150m data centre expansion brings the company’s total investment in its Irish data centres alone to €500m and its capital expenditure to almost €1bn. There is no denying that this is a considerable vote of confidence in Ireland as a place to do business".