Google has begun the construction phase of their new Data Centre at Profile Park in West Dublin.
During the construction of the centre, 400 jobs will be created. Google are investing €150 million in the Data Centre, which is due to be completed later this year.
The new two-storey building is adjacent to Google's existing Data Centre, which opened in 2012.
Ronan Harris, head of Google in Ireland said; “The data centre that we built in Dublin in 2012 has worked really well for us and created around 30 full-time jobs. We have now started construction on our second data centre and we have been working with the local community as the building gets underway.
“Every day, millions of people around the world search on Google for information, products and services. In addition, millions of people worldwide use other Google services and applications, such as Gmail, Google Maps and YouTube. Google’s data centres around the world help power these services, and ensure that Google searches remain fast and that our services are always secure and available.”