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Irish Architecture News

26 February 2008

De Paor Architects arthouse cinema proposal for Galway

Currently on display in Galway City Hall is this proposal for a new arthouse cinema close to the City Museum. Designed by Tom dePaor, the scheme features several cinemas stacked above each other...

25 February 2008

An Irishman’s Diary: Baggot Street

Dublin’s Baggot Street is a most interesting architectural curiosity, with the two parts of the street dating from different periods. Lower Baggot Street is fundamentally Georgian, while Upper Baggot Street is mostly Victorian....

24 February 2008

New regulations to drive market in green buildings

The market for sustainable commercial property is starting to take shape. New building regulations will impact on the commercial sector later this year. This means sustainability looks likely to play a more prevalent...

22 February 2008

Two rival designs for development of Dún Laoghaire unveiled

A multimillion-euro plan to transform Dún Laoghaire’s coastline into a “world-class” tourist attraction was unveiled yesterday. Two designs for the site along the East Pier to Sandycove were presented to councillors at a...

20 February 2008

Planners accused of ignoring guidelines for Ballsbridge

Dublin City Council’s planners have been accused of ignoring the council’s own guidelines in deciding this month to grant planning permission to a 15-storey development in Ballsbridge. Developer Ray Grehan was given permission...

20 February 2008

New town planned for site near Bray

Proposals to develop a new town on the outskirts of Bray, capitalising on the proposed Luas extension and proximity to the M11/M50 motorway, in Co Wicklow are being drafted by Wicklow County Council....

19 February 2008

15-storey tower approved for Ballsbridge site

Dublin City Council has approved a 15-storey residential tower at the former UCD veterinary college site in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, as part of a €600 million mixed-use development. Developer Ray Grehan, managing director...

16 February 2008

Planning offices operating without architects

Almost a third of local authority planning divisions are operating without architectural services, a report has found. Local authorities in Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Meath and Laois are planning for the future without architects,...

16 February 2008

Museum puzzled by Seanad plan

The director of the National Museum of Ireland, Pat Wallace, has said he is “puzzled and concerned” about the plan to relocate the Seanad to the natural history museum on Merrion Square during...

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