Government doubles-down on making Ireland a data centre hub with subsea cable plan

The new strategy is expected to provide government subsidies to certain cable routes

Officials want Ireland to continue growing as a tech hub.

Ireland will aim to become an international “data hub” as part of a new subsea cable strategy to be launched by the government in the coming months that will see cable routes subsidised by the state, Ossian Smyth has said.

Smyth, the Minister of State with responsibility for communications, eGovernment and procurement, also said he had been speaking with the governments of Spain and Portugal about commissioning internet cable projects connecting Ireland to the two ...