Release the bats!

They’re taking over! The developer of a proposed luxury five-star hotel may miss out on lucrative tax-breaks because of a colony of bats.
“Last year, Austin Delaney lodged €15m plans to transform an 18th century country home, Ballykilty Manor near Quin, Co Clare, into an exclusive hotel and a development of 11 luxury homes on the estate.
However, a survey of bats on the estate undertaken by the applicant subsequently found that there are seven species present, including a large colony of the EU protected Lesser Horseshoe bat, which includes 80 to 90 breeding females. ”
Irish Independent

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.

1 comment

  1. ‘A survey of bats’
    knock, knock.
    Hello Mr. Bat I’m just running a survey and would like to know do you prefer long hair or short hair?

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