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Google offices on Barrow Street, Dublin 4

Ronald Quinlan, in The Irish Times, reports:

Google has entered into talks in relation to the rental of all 202,000sq ft (18,766sq m ) of space at the Sorting Office, the seven-storey office block being developed in the Dublin docklands by Pat Crean’s Marlet Property Group.

Should a deal be agreed, the accommodation at the Sorting Office would provide Google with enough room to grow its existing 8,000-strong Dublin-based workforce by up to 2,000 employees. A spokesperson for Google declined to comment.

The news of Google’s negotiations with the Sorting Office’s Singapore-headquartered owner, Mapletree Investments, comes just three weeks on from The Irish Times reporting of the US tech giant’s agreement to lease more than 75,000sq ft (7,000sq m) of office space in Block I at Green Reit’s Central Park scheme in Sandyford, Dublin 18.

Google in talks for new Dublin docklands offices (Ronald Quinlan, The Irish Times)


From top: Google Maps image of Tallaght wetlands; Apple Maps image of Tallaght wetlands.


Liam writes:

Someone (South Dublin County Council?) has requested Google to blur the aerial image of part of the wetlands affected by the recent controversy.

When was this requested and by whom and why was it granted, was it before or after the event? The second picture is from Apple maps and shows what the image should look like.


Yesterday: ‘Like The Surface Of The Moon’

Peter O’Connor writes:

Following on from the “The Algorithm Method” post in June, it would be really good if you shared the follow-up video

While many readers are with Google’s political lean, people aught to take a longer term view and consider the flimsy and subjective nature of a term like “authoritative content”….and hopefully look past the politics of someone like Gemma O’Doherty who is trying to take Google to task and is vocal on these matters in her protests (top at their Dublin HQ).

Google “Machine Learning Fairness” Whistleblower Goes Public, says: “burden lifted off of my soul” (Project Veritas)

Previously: The Algorithim Method


On Saturday.

Supporters of Dublin Says No To Hate – including Izzy Kamikaze (top) – gathered outside Irishtown Garda Station on Irishtown Road in Dublin 4 to protest “the gardai’s inaction” toward what organisers allege as “the ongoing open incitement to hatred taking place on the streets of Dublin”.

This group – including Green Party councillor Hazel Chu (second pic, addressing those gathered) – then walked to the headquarters of Google on Barrow Street, Grand Canal Dock, Dublin 2 – where a separate protest was being held.

Daily protests led by Anti Corruption Ireland founder Gemma O’Doherty, who was de-platformed by Google-owned YouTube, have been taking place outside the tech giant’s Dublin HQ for the past number of weeks.

Dublin Says No To Hate regard Anti-Corruption Ireland as ‘anti-immigrant’ (a charge ACI deny) are seeking YOUTUBE and other tech giants to deplatform and censor those they consider to be ‘far right’.


Heil-o you.

Video footage from the anti-protest protest outside Google’s HQ, taken by Mark Malone, shows a man seemingly make a Nazi salute during the protests.

Video: Sound Migration




The Irish Examiner reports:

A number of apartments in Dublin’s Grand Canal Dock will be rented out at €3,700 per unit.

A quarter of the 120 apartments have already been snapped up.

The Opus building on Six Hanover Quay is in the heart of the docklands in an area that’s quickly becoming known as Google Town.


New Dublin city apartments will cost €3,700 a month to rent (The Irish Examiner)

New dockland apartments cost €3,700 a month to rent (The Irish Times)


EU regulators fine Google 1.49 billion euros for blocking advertising rivals (Reuters)


This morning.

Google employees across the world staged a one hour walkout demanding “transparency, accountability, and structural change” following claims made about Android founder, Andy Rubin.

Google workers stage walkout over company’s handling of sexual misconduct allegations (Newstalk)

This afternoon.

In Kreuzberg, Berlin, Germany.

A group of activists have occupied the city’s planned Google campus.

#fuckoffgoogle tweetz:

A small step for Kreuzberg but a great step for humanity. Google Campus is being squatted right now.


Protests against gentrification Activists occupy the Google campus in Kreuzberg (Berline Zeitung)

Related: ‘Google go home’: the Berlin neighbourhood fighting off a tech giant (The Guardian, May 8, 2018)