Amazon gets conditional go-ahead for second Drogheda data centre

The hyper-scale data centre is the second of three planned for Drogheda and comes at a time when Eirgrid and the energy regulator are warning of ‘rolling blackouts’ due to the power demands of data centres

Data centres are increasing in number and this is putting increasing pressure on the country’s energy supply.

Amazon has been awarded conditional planning permission to construct a second hyper-scale data centre at the IDA Business Park in Drogheda, Co Louth.

The US e-commerce giant did not disclose the value of the project, but the Business Post understands it will constitute a capital investment in the region of €350 million.

Meath County Council, which has jurisdiction for planning developments at Drogheda IDA Business Park, gave conditional approval to Amazon for a two storey ...