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Government Urged To Introduce Moratorium On New Data Centres

An Oireachtas Committee has been warned up to 70% of Ireland's electricity could be taken by data centres by 2030.

Social Democrats tabling a Dail motion this week calling for an interim halt to further centres being developed - amid warnings that Ireland's electricity system is being stretched beyond capacity.

Already this month companies have been asked to reduce their usage on several occasions because of a "generation shortfall".

Wicklow TD Jennifer Whitmore says they're calling for proper planning for Data centres.

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