There are now more than 3,600 Irish servers on the internet, according to the Irish Government.
In the first two months of 2016 there were more than 2,000.
It is the worst performance in at least two years, the Government said.
It has announced a $50m fund to help servers upgrade their equipment.
The number of Irish servers has been falling for a number of years, as demand for web hosting has fallen.
There is a huge demand for high-end web hosting, but it can take up to five years for it to be fully operational.
In 2014, the number of servers was about 12,000 and the Government had expected a growth of about 10,000 this year.
It expects to have around 15,000 servers in operation by next year.
A number of organisations have been shut down, including the Irish Bank Resolution Corporation and the Bank of Ireland.
But the Government has now been able to secure some funding from the Irish government for the upgrade of the country’s internet infrastructure.
In 2016, the Irish public was asked how many people they supported on the Irish internet.
The answer was about 20 per cent.
The Government said it would spend the money on new hardware.
In a statement it said it had not sought to limit the use of the funds.
The figures were released on the first day of the internet’s second major test, the Dublin summit, when the Irish Parliament is due to vote on the plan to expand internet access in the capital. “
It is the Government’s expectation that these funds will allow us to further enhance the resilience of the Irish Internet and ensure that it remains the most secure and resilient network in the world,” the statement said.
The figures were released on the first day of the internet’s second major test, the Dublin summit, when the Irish Parliament is due to vote on the plan to expand internet access in the capital.
The government said that by the end of this year, the majority of Irish homes and businesses would have internet access.
It said that more than 80 per cent of people in the country already had internet access, with over half of people over the age of 65.
The plan is to make the internet more accessible to all.
The Irish Government said that it would be working with the European Commission on the details of how it would make sure the money is spent.
A spokesman for the Irish Department of Communications said the funding would be used to upgrade the country, not to reduce it.