Facebook To Create 2K Construction Jobs As It Builds €200m Data Centre In Meath
Facebook has confirmed that it will go ahead with plans to build a €200m data centre in Clonee, Co. Meath.
Ireland has been home to the social media giant's headquarters since 2009, and it has now been confirmed that they will further invest in Ireland.
The €200m centre is planned for a site in Clonee, Meath and according to the Irish Times, will support 2,000 construction jobs as well as the centre needing roughly 150 staff.
The company will build an initial 31,000 square ft facility, and has already received planning permission for a second building on the site.
Head of Facebook Ireland, Gareth Lambe said: “Ireland has been home to Facebook’s international headquarters since 2009 and we’re excited to be investing further here.
“We want to innovate in Europe and for Europeans, and the Clonee data centre will house some of the big breakthroughs Facebook has made in this area. Like its predecessors, this project will generate hundreds of millions of euros in economic activity and support hundreds of jobs in the local community.”