Saturday 16 December 2017

Apology: Mr Diarmuid Gavin

In the Herald of May 19, 2014 it was suggested that gardener Diarmuid Gavin was paid almost €250,000 for designing his 2011 Chelsea Flower Show Sky Garden exhibit.

We also incorrectly stated that costs included €500,000 for a crane and €65,000 in administration and development. We accept that the figures quoted were incorrect and the amount paid to Mr Gavin in respect of the design fee was significantly less, the correct figure being approximately €50,000.

This is the standard industry norm of 10pc of project value. No administration or development fees whatsoever were paid to Mr Gavin or his office.

We apologise for this error.

AIDS-free now close - Clinton

An AIDS-free generation is within reach, former US president Bill Clinton said.

Addressing an international conference on AIDS in Melbourne, he said much progress has been made since the world started fighting the AIDS epidemic.

"We should no longer have any doubts, nor should anyone else, that we have the ability to see this effort through to the end," said Clinton.

"An AIDS-free generation is within reach."

Probe into U-16 match incident

GARDAI and Cork County Board are investigating a fracas at a juvenile hurling match that left three injured.

The U-16 fixture between Valley Rovers and St Vincent's subsequently had to be abandoned.

Seconds after the teams drew level, an individual ran on to the pitch and angrily confronted both the referee and a number of players.

It is alleged that one person was then struck and a general fracas broke out.

Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

Beatle's tree is felled by beetle

A tree planted in Los Angeles to honour former Beatle George Harrison has been killed - by beetles.

After Harrison's 2001 death in LA, the pine was planted and grew to more than 12ft before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. It will be replanted in the autumn.

A small plaque at the base commemorates the guitarist and songwriter.

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