“The company had promised an ‘outdoor classroom’ for Lisheenkyle National School, which backs up onto the woodland area. The 227-pupil school already has a ‘seomra na coille,’ or ‘eco-classroom, and its own 11kw wind turbine for its energy needs,” Siggins reports. “However, the group of Lisheenkyle residents, which includes parents with children in the school, state that the EIS is ‘inadequate’ as it does not deal with issues of noise and vibration from ‘traffic generation’ and the running of 18 generators.”
“The provision of a ‘greenway’ is also raised in submissions from Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins and the Sligo Mayo Greenway and Western rail trail campaigns. Ms Higgins says that the ‘greenway’ would allow for sustainable transport commuting by staff and would link into the national cycle network, including the Dublin-Galway route currently under construction,” Siggins reports. “She says that Apple should be asked to consider contributing funding for the cycleway/walkway, and suggests the potential for ‘naming rights.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Naming rights? (rolls eyes)
Hopefully, this will all work out to everyone’s satisfaction.