Two separate High Court challenges have been launched against a decision by An Bord Pleanala to grant planning permission for a wind farm which will have some of the "highest structures in the country".
The site of one of Europe’s once-great Roman/Turkish baths and hydrotherapy complexes, the Hydro in Tower, Blarney — near the world-renowned Blarney Castle which attracts nearly 500,000 visitors a year — has been earmarked for a €35m nursing home and associated house development.
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.
Irish Water will have to wait on a judge's decision over whether it can proceed with plans to lay a sewage pipe through lands owned by the Duke of Devonshire and which would discharge treated waste water into Youghal Bay.
A conservation group claims that Google has something in common with illicit ivory traders in China and Thailand – it says the internet search giant is helping fuel a dramatic surge in ivory demand in Asia which is killing African elephants at record levels.