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Facebook Said Near Deal for Expansion of Dublin Headquarters

  • Social network plans to lease space near Irish capital’s IFSC
  • Office rents in Dublin are expected to peak this year: CBRE
Pedestrians pass the Facebook Inc. European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Pedestrians pass the Facebook Inc. European headquarters in Dublin, Ireland.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg
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Facebook Inc. is close to a deal to lease an office building near Dublin’s International Financial Services Centre, according to three people with knowledge of the matter.

The world’s largest social network plans to lease about 110,000 square feet (10,220 square meters) of space, the equivalent of about two American football fields, the people said, asking not to be identified because the information is private. Facebook, which has its European headquarters in the Irish capital, is seeking a building that can hold as many as 1,000 workers, The Sunday Business Post reported in December.