TikTok adds to Ireland’s data storage boom amid energy concerns


An illuminated raised walkway connects buildings of the Google Inc. European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.

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With another tech giant planning to bring a data center to Ireland, experts weigh up the challenges that this burgeoning industry is bringing to the country.

Last month, TikTok announced that it was investing up to $500 million in a center in Ireland, its first in Europe. The news from the popular app, currently at the center of tension between Washington and Beijing, meant it was joining the ranks of several other major companies that have based data centers in the Republic of Ireland.

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