South Dublin councillors call on Burke to withdraw order to reverse data centre ban

Minister of State for Housing last week told South Dublin County Council to reverse plans to zone data centres as ‘not permitted’ in draft development plan

Madeleine Johansson, People Before Profit councillor, with TD Paul Murphy. Councillors have objected to an order from the government to scrap plans for a ban on data centres in the area. Picture:

A group of South Dublin councillors have called on the government to withdraw its order to the authority to scrap its plans for an effective ban on data centres in the area.

Four councillors are to write to Peter Burke, the Minister of State for Housing, objecting to a ministerial direction which instructed the council to reverse a decision to stipulate that data centres are “not permitted” in areas zoned for employment in its draft ...