The Government is to press ahead with plans to class data centres at 'strategic infrastructure' despite the energy crisis.
It'll allow developers to access fast track planning according to The Business Post newspaper.
The move comes almost a week after EirGrid warned that the power system's being stretched beyond demand due to the 'unprecedented growth' of the facilities.
The fast track planning system allows developers to send their proposals directly to An Bord Pleanala, rather than local planning authorities.
Some politicians have called for a moratorium on new data centres