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Amazon subsidiary granted planning permission for three Dublin data centres despite environmentalists’ objections

Fingal council granted permission on basis that data consumed by centres must be matched with domestically generated renewable energy

Amazon: One AWS data centre is already operational at the same site while construction work continues on two others. Picture: Sasko Lazarov /

Amazon Web Services (AWS), a subsidiary of the e-commerce giant, has secured planning permission for contentious plans to construct three new data centres in north Dublin.

Fingal County Council has granted a seven-year planning permission to Universal Developers LLC, who submitted the plans on behalf of AWS, for the three new facilities at the Amazon data centre campus on a 65-acre land-holding at Cruiserath Road, Dublin 15.

One AWS data centre is already operational at ...