Ireland's data centres now consume more power than its entire rural population

Tom Allen
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Dublin is one of the most popular locations in Ireland to build new datacentres
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Dublin is one of the most popular locations in Ireland to build new datacentres

The power draw of Irish datacentres has almost tripled since 2015 - from 5% to 14% of all metered electricity.

According to data from Ireland's Central Statistics Office (CSO), datacentres in the country now use more energy than all rural dwellings (12%), and are closing in on urban dwellings (21%). The National...

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