The campaign by Sinn Féin MEP Liadh Ní Riada for the Gearagh Woodlands in the Upper Lee Valley of Cork to be designated a Unesco World Heritage Site is a neat idea. It is, as she says, “a unique and ecologically important area of outstanding natural beauty and diversity.”
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
TIME was when the traditional Irish thatched cottage was associated with rural poverty. Then, there was a change in perception when photographer John Hinde — a man who always portrayed Ireland as a land of perpetual sunshine and blue skies — came along. His postcards featuring such cottages went all over the world.
Mon, 13 Apr, 2015
ROCK concerts at Slane Castle — which has attracted international icons such as U2, the Rolling Stones and this year it will host Kings of Leon — would be “seriously threatened” if the bypass of Slane is built to the west of the village.
Wed, 02 Mar, 2011
YOU will be aware of An Bord Pleanála’s decision to uphold Meath County Council’s decision to grant planning permission for a municipal waste incinerator in the heart of the Boyne Valley, close to the Unesco World Heritage site of Brú na Boinne and on the footprint of the Battle of the Boyne.
Thu, 24 Apr, 2003