The installation and cost of so-called ‘robot trees’ in Cork city centre has been defended by the city council who say it is part of a broader programme to tackle air pollution.
Installation of the five high-tech CityTrees is under way at St Patrick Street and on the Grand Parade.
The city’s Green Party councillors have welcomed the initiative, but critics accused the local authority of nothing more than ‘green-washing’ or misleading the public.
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