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Friday 9 December 2016

Revamp for Castlelyons

Published 08/02/2012 | 06:00

Glanbia has sought planning permission for a redevelopment of Castlelyons Creamery in Cork.

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The application seeks clearance for the demolition of all existing buildings.

The dairy processor is looking to replace these buildings and to build a new Centra retail outlet, which Glanbia will then lease.

In addition, planning is being sought for 22 three- and four-bedroom houses.

Biodiversity first in west

Ireland's first Agro-Biodiversity Conference will be held this Thursday at the NUI Galway Plant and AgriBiosciences Centre.

AgBioDiv2012 will look at the issue of agricultural biodiversity or agrobiodiversity in Irish farming. The line-up of 19 speakers includes representatives from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, Bioversity International and Irish specialists.

Registration is available at http://agbiodiversity.org.

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Ag Focus to revise mocks

Ag Focus returns on February 21 with a sample of Leaving Cert papers at both ordinary and higher levels for the mock examinations in agricultural science. Until then, the two-page spread takes a break to coincide with the mid-term holidays.

Between February 21 and the end of term, Ag Focus will cover the remaining elements of the course.

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