Fingal County Council gives go-ahead to major Dublin data centre

The country’s energy regulator declined to make a submission to the council on a proposal by Energia to build a data centre in north Dublin which the company says will be carbon neutral and sustainably managed

Not Here Not Anywhere, a nationwide group campaigning to end fossil fuel exploration, said the proposal ‘features both gas engines and diesel generators and fuel tanks, which will result in fossil fuels being used to both power the data centre and act as a back-up energy source’

Fingal County Council has given the go-ahead for the construction of a major data centre in north Dublin, after the country’s energy regulator declined to comment on a proposal for a 75,000 square metre development near the Huntstown Power Station.

Energia this week received planning permission from the council for a data centre which it says will be sustainably managed and carbon neutral.

The proposal, which was opposed by a significant environmental group as well ...