Agenda: Big Tech will still be googling for Dublin offices – The Times

Perhaps it’s the power of Google. The search engine giant’s decision to pull out of talks to lease the seven-storey Sorting Office building in Dublin’s docklands has been heralded as the end of the office in Dublin, and curtains for the tech boom. It has even been suggested that the glass towers being built along the Liffey will become the new ghost estates.

If so, then somebody should tell the builders currently gutting three floors of the Watermarque Building in Ringsend, in preparation for a new tenant: Google.

The tech behemoth is an unlikely harbinger of property doom. Unlike its peers, it actually owns its offices in Barrow Street, and bought the Boland’s Mill development and Treasury Building. It also owns the offices leased to

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