Two local residents have asked a High Court judge to allow them appeal his decision clearing the way for tech giant Apple to develop the first phase of a planned €850m data centre in Athenry, Co Galway.
My little wood is pretty full now. In fact, there are parts of it where I should probably do a bit of thinning. Some of the most interesting and bio-diverse parts of a woodland are actually the spots where there are no trees. The woodland glade has an ecology of its own.
Jim O’Malley is the author of Walking the Munster Blackwater, an account of his seven-day walk along the famed river. He’s from East Cork, between Killeagh and Youghal, and worked as a teacher in Cork, Dublin and Killorglin. He will read from his book at the Immrama Festival of Travel Writing, Lismore, Co Waterford on June 16-19.
Ever since assuming the role of general vice-president in 1993, Carmel Grealy is to be found in the same location at the Community Games year in, year out — sitting patiently behind the main desk at reception, lending a hand to whoever requires assistance.