‘Climate limit’ on data centre growth, Eamon Ryan warns

The Green Party leader has been under pressure from the IDA over the current rules on the use of the facilities

Eamon Ryan: ‘I’m sorry, there’s a limit to what we can do.’

Eamon Ryan has warned that there is a “climate limit” to the number of gas-powered data centres that can be accommodated in a blow to global giants seeking to increase their use.

A growing number of data centre operators have sought gas connections as a way of bypassing an effective moratorium on data centres connecting to the electricity grid in the Dublin region since 2022.

Speaking to the Business Post, however, the environment minister said ...