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Trim 2025 – the carbon [r]evolution begins

Before you read this – read Trim 2025 to go carbon neutral

In what may have seemed, to some, like an almost niaive scenario to percieve… it now seems that young Martin Tighe literally has started what is now the most enviable vision ever to evolve worldwide and this one from a town in Ireland called Trim. Ladies and gentlemen… The carbon revolution has just begun.

In an all star headline act some spoke of the redemption required to change that same old heads of town events, boards and committees…. and whilst the presence of Noel Dempsey may have attracted some – it was the fine and independent minded speaking of David Mc Williams who stole the show.

That was until the music kicked off….

Whether you are 6, 16 or 106 years old… this really was a day for Trim, in its entirety, to stand tall and to be extremely proud. I’m not talking some group of contrary county councillors seeking to prove their worth to the local papers and a bunch of men in suits holding cardboard cheques… This is close on verging Bono country and it is every piece of energy that a green revolution should be.

One last thing before – the last thing…. where the fork where the green party….?

Martin Tighe, stand up sir and take a bow…. The world is watching.


The one thing I took from this…..? anyone, any person all of the doom and gloom merchants, the nay sayers…. you know who you are and if not, everyone knows at least one……. fork you! It can be done. I listened to young Martin. No older that 30 years old – who took on an entire town… and won’t stop there. I listened to Mc Williams…. stuff the government and stuff you if you are sitting on your arse looking for someone to blame. We know what they can’t do…. but you can. And you can. As a btw… I’m almost 10 years in business. I borrowed the tools for my first job. I’ve never been the recipient of any welfare or grants of any format…. and now Martin who doesn’t even live in Trim…..  and you know what he’s right…. I’ll give him the final word….

Many, many special thanks to all the very kind people I met in Trim.

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Inspirational design & service

…what do you do while waiting for a plane.

I flew to Cork on Friday [8pm Dublin – Cork] AerArann. The plane was slighly late. Apology came over the intercom. Accepted. Slightly nervous on planes anyway, we hit turbulence. The Air hostess, a young Lady was straight over in seconds to see how bad I was and if she could do anything? Good service deserves applause.

When we arrived to stay in Cork International Airport Hotel my mind was blown away. I’d heard about this place from Damien Mulley. This now, is one of my top 5 hotels of all time. The interior is breathtaking, unusual and inspirational. For once in my life the ‘smoking’ room is, for sure something [unusually here] we all would admire. However, from the moment one gets off the plane a phone call ‘skype’ style to the reception, the pick up, the staff [all] are all superb. You are made feel welcome. This is maybe unusual for a hotel, but if that be so, for an airport hotel, wowee!

There’s always one: A couple beside me on Sunday were having lunch. They ate almost everything. Then complained. ‘I could have made better wedges & the steak sandwich was and the… we’re not paying!’ I thought, but you… there’s nothing left, I thought. [I had a case like this recently]. The staff were well mannered & polite and unfortunately [who am I to talk] the money came off the bill. I hope they keep their word and never come back.

Whilst Cork Airport really needs to plant anything, one, a few hundred some trees and soften [landscape style] the grounds, the hotel has done its best with their surrounds and what they have – but [for once in a long time] the interior design and the staff deserve applause.

Thank you flight attendant in Aer Arann. Thank you Cork International Airport Hotel.

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