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Irish Architecture News

29 November 2012

Buildings from the Irish Views Series by Gallaher

Issued between 1908 and 1910, these cigarette cards were part of the “Irish View Scenery” collection by Gallaher Ltd. The full set had 600 cards covering buildings, landscape, and streetscapes. Many of the...

27 November 2012

Docomomo Ireland to launch ideas competition for iconic Central Bank

“The purpose of the competition is to create a body of ideas about how the Central Bank building might approach its next phase of life… to re-imagine the building and its immediate surrounding...

26 November 2012

Dublin City Council responds to Liberty Hall decision

Dublin City Council deliberated on the proposals by SIPTU to redevelop Liberty Hall for a considerable period of time. The first application was withdrawn. Following the withdrawal of that application, Dublin City Council...

19 November 2012

Video – O’Donnell+Tuomey lecture at Portland State University

O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects is a seven-time winner of the AAI Downes Medal for Excellence in Architectural Design, recipient of the RIAI Gold Medal, the highest award in Irish architecture. Their uniquely contextual,...

16 November 2012

Liberty Hall redevelopment refused permission

An Bord Pleanála has refused permission for the demolition and redevelopment of Liberty Hall. The authority this morning said its board had unanimously decided to refuse permission for the redevelopment, saying the proposed...

12 November 2012

An Taisce creates ‘Buildings at Risk’ database for Dublin

An Taisce has published an illustrated ‘buildings at risk’ list for Dublin so as to document the large numbers of vacant or derelict historic buildings in the city, from landmarks such as the...

06 November 2012

National Children’s Hospital for St. James’s site

A key decision, related to the most important single building project in the State, has been made by the Government today. The Cabinet has decided to develop the New Children’s Hospital at the...

11 October 2012

Irish Georgian Society announce winners of Drawing Awards 2012

The Irish Georgian Society has announced the winners of its Architectural Conservation and Drawing Awards, 2012. The awards are an annual scheme to encourage greater appreciation of Ireland’s built heritage and the work...

25 September 2012

New book – Irish Country Houses, A Chronicle of Change

Property has long been the national obsession. Stories of lavish spending, gross over-borrowing and large, rambling piles might bring to mind Celtic Tiger era Ireland, but this theme goes back much further than...


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