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Irish Architecture News

06 October 2002

Jedi Archives Clones Long Room, Trinity Attacks

The above image is a shot of the Long Room Library, Trinity College of Dublin. Or is it? Actually it’s not, it’s an image of the Jedi Archives in the most recent episode...

10 December 2000

Going Dutch

Cork, the most voluptuous of Irish cities with its bow-fronted terraces and winding main thoroughfare, has gained a curvaceous addition. The design for the exhibitions wing at the Crawford municipal art gallery by...

09 December 2000

Conservation is the key to the castle

Few castles in Ireland possess as majestic a defensive setting as that of Dunamase, a medieval stone fortress in Co Laois, about four miles outside Portlaoise. The fact that it stands high over...

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...