Thousands of jobs to be created during construction of new Meath Facebook data centre

2,000 construction jobs and 150 longer-term jobs will be created by the social network

Thousands of jobs to be created during construction of new Meath Facebook data centre

Artists's impression Clonee data centre, via Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook

Facebook is building a new €200 million data centre in Clonee in Co Meath.

2,000 construction jobs will be created and it is expected around 150 longer-term jobs will be announced once the centre is operational. That is expected to happen by the start of 2018, at the latest.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says it will be one of the most advanced and energy efficient data centres in the world.

It is the company's second European data center, after Luleå in Sweden.

Zuckerberg says Facebook is glad to be investing further in Ireland and in the community in Clonee.

I'm proud to share that Facebook's sixth data center is now under construction in Clonee, Ireland. This will be our...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Sunday, 24 January 2016