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Irish Architecture News

27 October 2007

Ancient art in high crosses

They stand in ancient church yards, in the grounds of ruined monasteries or in some cases, are found in solitary isolated spots, all traces of the places of worship they once adorned long...

25 October 2007

New U2 Tower may leave DDDA in a twist

In any competition, there can only be one winner. But in the contest to build the U2 Tower in Dublin’s Docklands, the three losing consortiums feel very sore about the outcome – and...

25 October 2007

Council is ignoring its policy on high-rise says An Taisce

Dublin City Council is ignoring its own tall buildings policy by granting permission for high-rise schemes in sensitive city centre areas, according to An Taisce. The council has granted permission for a number...

25 October 2007

Theatre plan for former Viking Adventure Centre

Plans for two new theatre spaces at the former Viking Adventure Centre in Temple Bar have been approved by Dublin City Council. The theatre complex, which will also be a new home for...

25 October 2007

Augustus Saint-Gaudens to be honoured on O’Connell Street

The Lord Mayor of Dublin Councillor Paddy Bourke will unveil a commemorative plaque to Augustus Saint-Gaudens on Thursday 25th October 2007 at 11.00 a.m. in the presence of His Excellency Thomas C. Foley,...

23 October 2007

Pier D at Dublin airport to open this weekend

Dublin airport is to begin the phased opening of its €120 million Pier D on Sunday next, with six of the planned 12 new boarding gates opening for passenger traffic. The new pier...

22 October 2007

Architect survey rejects U2 hotel

U2 should not be allowed to go ahead with their ambitious plans to transform the Clarence Hotel, according to a survey of architects. Online architecture discussion board, Archiseek, found that more than three-quarters...

20 October 2007

The jury’s out on the new Abbey

So, the next step towards the new Abbey was taken this week on a moist and unprepossessing morning, when Minister for Arts Séamus Brennan announced the selection jury for the international architectural competition...

19 October 2007

Is Foster’s plan for Clarence Hotel a threat to Dublin?

Dublin has already experienced the disastrous effect of signature architecture in the wrong place, says Kevin Duff; while Robert Payne argues that it is a chance for Foster to create a remarkable building....