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Irish Architecture News

08 November 2007

Down on the farm – new homes from old buildings

We have a romantic image of farm buildings and rural life but when it comes to it many Irish people have turned their back on heritage buildings in favour of what they see...

07 November 2007

Commercial schemes do well at Opus design awards

A good few commercial developments have won prizes in this year’s Bank of Ireland Opus Architecture and Construction Awards including the Killanin Stand for the Galway races by EPR Architects; George’s Court in...

06 November 2007

Planning board rules against cable cars over Liffey

A developer’s vision of cable cars gliding over the river Liffey between the Guinness brewery and Docklands has suffered a setback from An Bord Pleanála’s ruling that the project – dubbed “Suas” –...

05 November 2007

Council urged to rethink historic house plan

Westmeath County Council is being urged to reconsider plans for a commercial garden centre in the grounds of Belvedere House, near Mullingar, because the proposed development would compromise the setting of Ireland’s largest...

02 November 2007

Foster in firing line over U2 Tower

The never-ending controversy surrounding the proposed U2 tower in Dublin has taken yet another twist The never-ending controversy surrounding the proposed U2 tower in Dublin has taken yet another twist after conservationists warned...

31 October 2007

Architects seek 100 new staff to help with three-year growth plan

Leading Irish firm of architects Douglas Wallace said yesterday it will recruit 100 additional staff as part of growth plans which will see the company expand operations in Ireland, the UK and Europe...

31 October 2007

Ministers urged to save Kerry stone walls

Minister for the Environment John Gormley has been urged to intervene to save stone boundary walls along one of the most scenic stretches of the Ring of Kerry, which are currently being replaced...

29 October 2007

Irish library scoops two awards

The Source Arts Centre and Library in Ireland has won two architectural awards. The library and arts centre in Thurles, County Tipperary, has won an Architectural Association of Ireland Award and the award...

28 October 2007

Winning bid for U2 tower is almost €30m under highest offer

The winning consortium for the U2 tower is believed to have bid almost €30million less for the site than the highest bid submitted. The Riverside II Partnership is understood to have bid at...