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Irish Architecture News

09 December 2000

A ‘national loss’

While we often express a keen interest in our country’s history, in Ireland we rarely move beyond paying token lip service to its material manifestations. At present, there is almost no better example...

09 December 2000

Poor housing design may mean refusal, planner warns

The chairman of Bord Pleanala has criticised the poor quality of design in many new housing developments and warned about planning refusals as a result. John O’Connor said in some developments there had...

30 November 2000

Castletownshend says ‘no’ to housing plan

A proposed development of 100 houses for the tiny West Cork village of Castletownshend has proved unifying with 93 per cent of the residents opposed to it. A committee formed at a public...

12 January 2000

Women architects mystery

Although 42pc of architectural students who qualified ten years ago were women, only 16pc of women are currently registered as working in the profession here. Where are the others? Ireland has a smaller...

08 June 1999

Ireland 2nd most expensive

Ireland is now the second most expensive country in Europe for buying a house according to a new international survey. It now costs 18 times the average yearly disposable income to purchase a...

03 June 1999

Planning horror of 1960s could now be demolished

One notable shortcoming in Dublin Corporation’s otherwise all-encompassing integrated area plan for O’Connell Street was its failure to address what should happen to O’Connell Bridge House, apart from acknowledging that the coherence of...

01 June 1999

Docklands site for new £31m college

A new £31m third-level college for Dublin’s Docklands was announced yesterday. The new campus for the National College of Ireland will be built on a 1.3 acre site on Mayor Street in the...

15 April 1999

New Liffey Pedestrian Bridge

The new Liffey Pedestrian Bridge will provide a link between Lower Ormond Quay on the north bank and Wellington Quay on the south bank of the river Liffey in Dublin. It will be...

30 September 1998

Permission granted for Dublin high-rise scheme

Dublin Corporation has granted planning permission for a giant skyscraper scheme at George’s Quay opposite the Custom House, subject to the tallest block being reduced in height from 100 to 80 metres. If...