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19 November 2007

Planners backed U2 bid ‘out of deference’

The former head of An Taisce last night expressed concern that approval was given to U2’s controversial revamp of the Clarence Hotel out of “deference”. Dublin City Council officials granted the superstar rock...

18 November 2007

1842 – Sorrento Terrace, Dalkey, Co. Dublin

Architect: Located on the easternmost end of Dalkey’s heritage village overlooking Killiney Bay, the row of eight four-storey houses with wraparound sea views has traditionally been an oasis of professional class anonymity. These...

18 November 2007

U2 finally get go-ahead for €150m hotel plan

U2 have finally found what they’re looking for — planning permission for a €150m revamp of the Clarence Hotel. The rock supergroup have been given the green light by Dublin City Council to...

16 November 2007

Watchdog to lobby for Causeway centre

Northern Ireland’s newly established design watchdog has renewed its efforts to ensure Heneghan Peng’s Giant’s Causeway visitors’ centre is built.At the second meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Group last week, the group voted...

15 November 2007

Corpo to say yes to new Clarence Hotel

Don’t be surprised if Dublin City Council decides to grant full planning permission for Norman Foster’s controversial plan to re-make the Clarence Hotel – by demolishing all but its quayfront facade and those...

15 November 2007

Extensions that allow you to stay put

Spending on home improvements is on the rise and is set to grow further, according to the Construction Industry Federation. We spent a total of €4.5 billion in 2006 repairing, maintaining and improving...

15 November 2007

Award turns jovial Jim into a blushing Barrett

Jovial Jim Barrett must have been blushing in the Four Seasons Hotel last week over the extravagant lifetime achievement citation he got in this year’s Opus Awards. Anyone would have thought that he...

13 November 2007

Surveyors call for density increases

‘Where next for development – where should developers build and how, especially in Dublin and other major urban centres’, was the theme of the 8th Annual Conference of the Society of Chartered Surveyors...

12 November 2007

Moore Ruble Yudell selected to masterplan Grangegorman

The Grangegorman Development Agency has announced that architects/planners Moore Ruble Yudell from the USA, in association with DMOD (formerly Duffy Mitchell O’Donoghue) from Ireland, are the winners of the competition for the re-development...