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Irish Architecture News

01 October 2007

A Vision for Dublin Bay

Dublin City Council is asking people to give their opinions on how the Dublin Bay and Port Area could best play a role in the city in the years to come. The City...

29 September 2007

Bring on the wrecking ball

Knock ’em. Nuke ’em. Let the wrecking ball swing. The news that two of Dublin’s most reviled buildings are to be demolished has revitalised the enduring national conversation concerning the very worst examples...

26 September 2007

Demolition of Hawkins House to open way for area’s redevelopment

Dublin’s most notorious office block – Hawkins House behind Burgh Quay – is to be demolished and replaced by a high density office complex to be owned jointly by the State and a...

25 September 2007

Bord Pleanála rejects Ringsend development

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for a major redevelopment of a site adjacent to the former Irish Glass Bottle factory in Ringsend, Dublin, citing concerns that it would be “premature” due to...

25 September 2007

Causeway blueprint at odds with guidelines

A commercial visitor centre blueprint for the Giant’s Causeway is hard to reconcile with official planning guidelines for the location, objectors have alleged. North coast developer Seymour Sweeney is on the brink of...

24 September 2007

NI ‘must adopt green house plan’

Irish government plans for greener housing should be introduced north of the border as well, Green Party assembly member Brian Wilson has said. New homes must contain an element of renewable energy such...

24 September 2007

It’s rock and awe as Bono praises architect

Bono turned from superstar to fan yesterday as he lavished praise on a visiting Japanese architect. The U2 frontman also revealed his optimism about the future of Irish architecture and praised developments taking...

23 September 2007

Top architectural firm shows leap in salaries, pensions

Five directors of Horan Keoghan Ryan (HKR), one of Ireland’s largest architectural practices, shared salaries and pension contributions of more than €4.3 million in the last financial year. The directors who held offices...

23 September 2007

Irish Homes Up To 200% More Environmentally Damaging Than UK Homes

A leading energy expert has shed light on the alarmingly poor energy performance of typical Irish new homes, which in some cases produce up to 200% more environment-damaging carbon dioxide emissions that their...

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