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02 November 2007

Foster in firing line over U2 Tower

The never-ending controversy surrounding the proposed U2 tower in Dublin has taken yet another twist The never-ending controversy surrounding the proposed U2 tower in Dublin has taken yet another twist after conservationists warned...

31 October 2007

Architects seek 100 new staff to help with three-year growth plan

Leading Irish firm of architects Douglas Wallace said yesterday it will recruit 100 additional staff as part of growth plans which will see the company expand operations in Ireland, the UK and Europe...

31 October 2007

Ministers urged to save Kerry stone walls

Minister for the Environment John Gormley has been urged to intervene to save stone boundary walls along one of the most scenic stretches of the Ring of Kerry, which are currently being replaced...

29 October 2007

Irish library scoops two awards

The Source Arts Centre and Library in Ireland has won two architectural awards. The library and arts centre in Thurles, County Tipperary, has won an Architectural Association of Ireland Award and the award...

28 October 2007

Winning bid for U2 tower is almost €30m under highest offer

The winning consortium for the U2 tower is believed to have bid almost €30million less for the site than the highest bid submitted. The Riverside II Partnership is understood to have bid at...

28 October 2007

BoI shortlists HQ locations

Bank of Ireland has notified developers that it has drawn up a shortlist of potential locations for its new headquarters and backend operations. Following the completion of the shortlisting process, a decision on...

27 October 2007

The waiting goes on for the Abbey

If it were a play, the epic saga of the Abbey Theatre’s new building would be a combination of Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Waiting for Godot. Vivian Mercier’s famous description of...

27 October 2007

Playing Hard

Treasury Holdings is a big player in the property market. Having started out as informal partners in the early 1980s, dabbling in smallish deals, old schoolfriends Richard Barrett and Johnny Ronan now control...

27 October 2007

Ancient art in high crosses

They stand in ancient church yards, in the grounds of ruined monasteries or in some cases, are found in solitary isolated spots, all traces of the places of worship they once adorned long...