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23 January 2008

Dublin’s skyscraper proposal to combat urban sprawl

Buildings more than twice the height of Liberty Hall are to be considered in strategic locations in Dublin city including Grangegorman, around Connolly, Tara Street and Heuston stations and the docklands. Dozens of...

17 January 2008

Future proof homes and communities

A spate of energy requirements is affecting property owners as legislation in this area takes hold. There are two main stipulations: one which says property owners must provide a BER (Building Energy Rating)...

11 January 2008

Terry Pawson’s Visual Arts Centre engages with Carlow

Carlow Town and the county to which it gives its name are situated in a part of Ireland that has been urbanised since the Norman invasion of the 12th century. Here the towns...

04 January 2008

Concern at scale of plans for city centre Cork site

Big development plans for Grand Parade in Cork, which include a new city library twice the size of the present one, have run into trouble, with concerns expressed about overground and underground archaeology,...

31 December 2007

State shelves plan to buy historic Galway house linked with Yeats and Betjeman

A State plan to buy an 18th century south Galway house associated with WB Yeats and Sir John Betjeman appears to have been dropped in spite of commitments given by three Government ministers....

30 December 2007

1953 – Busáras, Store St., Dublin

Architect: Michael Scott Busáras is one of the first post Second World War examples of the International Modern style in Europe. Busáras was designed by Michael Scott and his team of young architects...

29 December 2007

Tireless protector of Dublin’s heritage

Uinseann MacEoin, who has died at the age of 87, was an architect and planner, fearless journalist and author, veteran republican, leading campaigner for the conservation of Georgian Dublin and an enthusiastic mountain...

28 December 2007

Uinseann MacEoin 1920 – 2007

Ruadhán MacEoin on Uinseann MacEoin ‘Maverick,’ ‘iconoclast’ and ‘contrarian’ are some of the more polite terms that have been used in reference to my father. Born in Tyrone in 1920, his family moved...

27 December 2007

Architects’ new president sets agenda

The new president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), Seán Ó Laoire, has said one of his priorities will be to “demonstrate that good architecture and urban design is...