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Amazon and Google warn Ireland risks long-term economic damage over data centre plans

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Amazon, Google and Microsoft have significant misgivings about planned new rules that they will have to follow to get data centre connections to the grid

Amazon, Google and Microsoft have warned that Ireland is likely to lose significant levels of investment due to a failure to address the country’s creaking energy system.

The tech giants, which together employ more than 10,000 staff here, have significant concerns over Ireland’s ability to cater to future data centre growth, amid ongoing restrictions on connection requests from big business due to constraints on the grid.

In a recent document, seen by the Business Post, …

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