Google planning to buy historic 1916 landmark in Dublin
Google is set to buy 1916 landmark Boland's Mill as part of €170 million deal that would see the internet giant acquire the entire Bolands Quay scheme.
The building, which is currently owned by NAMA, was taken over by Irish rebels led by Eamon De Valera during the Easter Rising in 1916. It is estimated that 100-130 armed volunteers seized the building during the rising. Hundreds gathered at the site last year to pay respects to fallen Irish soldiers during the centenary of 1916, including then-Minister for Transport Paschal O'Donoghue.
The Irish Independent has reported that Google now plans to purchase the property in order to expand its Dublin HQ, which is currently situated on nearby Barrow Street, just a few minutes walk from Boland's Mill.
Google currently employs more than 6000 people in Dublin, and is expected to grow that workforce once its new premises are constructed. The company also plans to buy the Treasury Building on Grand Canal Street as part of a major invested in Ireland's capital city.