Clare rolls out red carpet for data centres

A number of potential sites in Ennis, Scariff, Clarecastle and Shannon have already been identified by the council’s economic development directorate

12th November, 2017
The Cliffs of Moher in Co Clare, where the Burren meets the Atlantic: the cold, damp climate makes it perfect for a data centre Pic: Getty

Clare County Council wants to capitalise on the wet and cold weather of the west by attracting data centres to the county.

The council is now seeking expressions of interest from landowners, companies and developers who own or can identify sites of up to 50 acres which will support the development of one large data centre, or more, by 2023.

“An overall net producer of electricity, Co Clare with its cool temperate climate, located on the Atlantic...

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