Google is proud to call Ireland home to one of our data centers.
Dublin has been home to Google’s European headquarters for many years now, and we’re proud to have built one of our data centers in the city, too.
In September 2011, we announced that we would invest €75 million to convert a warehouse on an industrial site in West Dublin into our third energy efficient data center in Europe. To date, we’ve invested approximately €500 million to build and operate data centers on our Dublin site.
The facility, which became operational in September 2012, has an advanced air cooling system that takes advantage of Ireland’s weather to keep our servers running smoothly. As a result, the data center does not require any costly, power-hungry air conditioning units. This is part of our effort to use as little energy as possible and operate in an environmentally responsible manner.
We’ve been in Dublin for some time now and we greatly appreciate the welcome and support we’ve had in the city. We’ve always said we’re here for the long-term – and our data center further confirms this commitment.
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Google hires the most qualified individuals from around the world. We make it a priority to hire from the local community whenever possible because it’s good for business and the right thing to do.
We also seek to contract with local vendors whenever possible. If you are a vendor or are interested in providing a service to Google, please learn more on our supplier help website.Find available positions at our data center
In the communityAt Google, we’re committed to playing a positive role in every community in which we operate around the world. Through grant-making and local initiatives that utilize our tools and expertise, we’re working to help businesses, educational institutions, community collaboratives, nonprofits, and individuals create and thrive in a sustainable, knowledge-based economy.
Educational outreachTo fulfill our goal of hiring locally, we’re working with local schools, colleges, and universities to help them develop and enhance their technology programs. In doing so, we hope to help grow the members of the community who are just entering the workforce, retraining, or progressing in their career paths. We want to help invigorate participation and opportunity in technology, increase knowledge in the community, and benefit potential employers in the area.
Partnerships and eventsWe are always on the lookout for opportunities for Googlers to share their time and expertise with the local community. Because as Google grows, our communities grow. But don’t just take our word for it. See and hear the stories of our Dublin community members here.
Google community grants range from €10,000 to €50,000 and are intended for nonprofit and certain public organizations. We will not fund for-profit companies through this program. When evaluating proposals, we consider impact on the data center community and surrounding areas, measurable impact of the resources on achieving the mission, collaboration with other organizations and the ability to leverage other resources in the community, and the integration of Google in-kind or volunteer resources to maximize the impact.
Learn more about our Data Center Community Grants program, eligibility criteria, and how to apply.