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Irish Architecture News

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...

28 October 2007

BoI shortlists HQ locations

Bank of Ireland has notified developers that it has drawn up a shortlist of potential locations for its new headquarters and backend operations. Following the completion of the shortlisting process, a decision on...

27 October 2007

The waiting goes on for the Abbey

If it were a play, the epic saga of the Abbey Theatre’s new building would be a combination of Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Waiting for Godot. Vivian Mercier’s famous description of...