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Irish Architecture News

20 November 2007

See RTE and die: it’s a world’s best building

The drab, box-like buildings at the RTE studios in Montrose in Donnybrook might not be everyone’s choice when it comes to picking the most significant architectural achievements in Ireland. But the studios have...

20 November 2007

Here’s one for the books

One thousand and one buildings you must see before you die — and no fewer than 13 of them are in Ireland. Well, that’s according to a new book, at any rate. Eager...

19 November 2007

Planners backed U2 bid ‘out of deference’

The former head of An Taisce last night expressed concern that approval was given to U2’s controversial revamp of the Clarence Hotel out of “deference”. Dublin City Council officials granted the superstar rock...

18 November 2007

U2 finally get go-ahead for €150m hotel plan

U2 have finally found what they’re looking for — planning permission for a €150m revamp of the Clarence Hotel. The rock supergroup have been given the green light by Dublin City Council to...

16 November 2007

Watchdog to lobby for Causeway centre

Northern Ireland’s newly established design watchdog has renewed its efforts to ensure Heneghan Peng’s Giant’s Causeway visitors’ centre is built.At the second meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Group last week, the group voted...

15 November 2007

Corpo to say yes to new Clarence Hotel

Don’t be surprised if Dublin City Council decides to grant full planning permission for Norman Foster’s controversial plan to re-make the Clarence Hotel – by demolishing all but its quayfront facade and those...

15 November 2007

Extensions that allow you to stay put

Spending on home improvements is on the rise and is set to grow further, according to the Construction Industry Federation. We spent a total of €4.5 billion in 2006 repairing, maintaining and improving...

15 November 2007

Award turns jovial Jim into a blushing Barrett

Jovial Jim Barrett must have been blushing in the Four Seasons Hotel last week over the extravagant lifetime achievement citation he got in this year’s Opus Awards. Anyone would have thought that he...

13 November 2007

Surveyors call for density increases

‘Where next for development – where should developers build and how, especially in Dublin and other major urban centres’, was the theme of the 8th Annual Conference of the Society of Chartered Surveyors...