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11 September 2007

Giant’s Causeway plan dropped

Plans for a £21 million visitor centre at the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage site in Co Antrim are to be dropped. Enterprise Minister Nigel Dodds said the decision to proceed with the winning...

11 September 2007

Polished end of city fears it may lose its sparkle as a rougher diamond arrives

Ballsbridge is Dublin’s most prestigious neighbourhood, and the postcode Dublin 4 is a byword for privilege and national shorthand for the values of its cossetted residents. If controversial plans for a €1 billion...

07 September 2007

N. Ireland’s Cabe vows to fight PFI

Northern Ireland’s newly established answer to Cabe has vowed to challenge the PFI system and significantly raise architectural quality in the province. In his first comments since taking over as chairman of the...

07 September 2007

New Stand at Galway Racecourse opened

Officially opened at the beginning of the Summer Festival Meeting, by An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, this state of the art stand accommodates over 7,000 people with seating for 700 on the first floor...

01 September 2007

Landmark venue to host new €8m Dublin library

The Ambassador on Dublin’s Parnell Square, one of the oldest theatres in the State, is to be redeveloped as a new Dublin city library as part of the regeneration of Parnell Square. Dublin...

31 August 2007

Dublin City Council Planning Conference – Combating Urban Sprawl & Successful Apartment Living

Dublin City Council, in cooperation with IPA, has organised a conference at the Croke Park Conference Centre on 17th September 2007, to bring together a wide range of stakeholders engaged in efforts to...

08 July 2007

1890 – Tropical Fruit Importers Building, Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin

The former Tropical Fruit Company warehouse is a fine warehouse from the 1890s, with two gables facing on the quays. It has two original keystones from Carlisle bridge which were too large for...

11 June 2007

1792 – Rutland Fountain, Merrion Square, Dublin

Architect: Francis Sandys Dating from 1792, the fountain is a commemoration of the Duke of Rutland, Charles Manners who commissioned the piece before his untimely death at the age of thirty-three. Originally water...

22 April 2007

1910 – Former Williams & Woods Warehouse, Kings Inns Street, Dublin

Architect: A large concrete frame warehouse with a overscaled cornice and rustication. Original signage on an angled corner facing down towards Parnell Street. Originally a warehouse for a sweet manufacturer, and recently used...