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The new €850 million Apple data centre announced for Athenry this week will be one of the most advanced of its kind developed by the company to date.
Brigit’s Garden is adding a new renewable energy trail that is the first of its kind in the west of Ireland.
The proposed biopark development in Claremorris received a major boost this week when Mayo County Council voted 22-3 to rezone the 20-acre site at Kilbeg, Claremorris, to ‘opportunity’ status as part of the new county development plan.
Sinn Féin candidate for the Mullingar-Coole area, Una D’Arcy, believes that the Derravaragh area of north Westmeath, and other areas in the Midlands, will become pollution havens if plans for industrial wind turbines go ahead.
Next Monday’s meeting of Mayo County Council will see a number of different motions come before the councillors in relation to different strands of energy issues in the county including the Eirgrid project. Independent councillor Michael Kilcoyne has one motion calling “that Mayo County Council invite Dr David Connolly, who is a renewable energy expert and native of Ballyhaunis, to give a presentation to the members of Mayo County Council so we might learn from the experience of the windy western counties of Denmark, and their efforts to achieve a situation where 100% of their energy requirement is supplied by renewable energy and where renewable energy is the largest employer. Dr. David Connolly is now assistant professor in Aalborg University, Denmark.”
NTR plc, a leading investor in renewable energy, has announced that Galwaywoman Marie Joyce, from Galway, has been appointed Chief Financial Officer and main board director of the Group. She replaces Neil Parkinson, CFO and formerly CEO of two Group subsidiaries, who is leaving NTR having successfully steered it through a financial restructuring culminating in a share redemption of €100m.§
Galway and the west of Ireland will be the central focus of a major seminar which the Nuclear Free Local Authorities All-Ireland forum is holding in City Hall tomorrow.
The company behind the €8bn Greenwire project to export wind energy to the UK has predicted the rate return from the project for Westmeath alone would be €4m per annum - or 40 per cent of the county’s annual rate take.
Galway will not be able to maintain its position as the third largest city in the State and “will fall behind” in terms of development unless vital infrastructure and investment projects are supported by Government.
Last year, NUI Galway released an Android weather app to keep Galwegians up-to-date on local weather and weather trends. Due to popular demand, the university has now released an iPhone version. The app development was carried out by Ronan Everiss, an NUI Galway Bachelor of Science in Information Technology graduate under the supervision of Dr Hugh Melvin.