1,800 construction jobs as Microsoft

Software giant Microsoft has received planning permission from South Dublin County Council to build four huge data centres that could involve investment of €900m, create 140 permanent jobs and as many as 1,800 construction jobs.

It emerged late last year that Microsoft was embarking on a major $2bn data centre expansion in Ireland, the UK and the Netherlands.

Microsoft has already invested $800m in its European data centre in Dublin and this is understood to be the third of three phases of the centre’s construction.

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