Interxion pauses $300m expansion plan due to data centre ban

Owner warns some companies are reconsidering plans to invest here in light of Eirgrid’s response to the severe energy crisis

Séamus Dunne of Interxion: ‘We had already committed to buying the land [for data centre expansion] before the moratorium came into being and so we have little choice but to play the long game with it.’ Picture: Fergal Phillips

Interxion, which owns and operates a number of data centres in Dublin, has paused a $300 million expansion plan due to Eirgrid’s moratorium on the building of new facilities.

Seamus Dunne, the company’s managing director, said the ban on new data centre applications was unfair, particularly as it didn’t distinguish between different types of facilities.

He was speaking after Digital Realty, Interxion’s parent company, recently concluded a deal to buy an eight-acre parcel of land ...