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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...

20 December 2007

Dublin Street Names

Introduction to the derivation of the streetnames of Dublin. For more details, see Archiseek.com’s book “Dublin Street Names” available at Amazon.co.uk. A | B | C | D | E | F |...

18 December 2007

Construction of Luas bridge in IFSC to begin

Construction of a new bridge at Spencer Dock, which will allow the Luas Red Line to be extended from Connolly Station to the Point, will begin in the new year. The Spencer Dock...

14 December 2007

OPW joint ventures to develop State sites for €125m

The Office of Public Works (OPW) has entered into joint ventures with the private sector for the development of three State-owned sites in Dublin city centre which it said could generate up to...

13 December 2007

Maze Stadium Unveiled

The proposed stadium was drawn up by HOK Sport, which also designed Wembley. The GAA, IFA and Ulster Rugby have all confirmed they would play at the stadium and have all signed a...

13 December 2007

Proposed Gormley Liffey Sculpture Lodged for Planning

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority has lodged a planning application with Dublin City Council for the proposed sculpture on the River Liffey by the artist Antony Gormley. The submission follows a series of...

10 December 2007

Draft Masterplan for Fort George, Derry, unveiled

The Ilex Regeneration Plan for Derry~Londonderry, launched in December 2005, is a direct response to the Ministerial call to create and promote a deliverable vision for the regeneration of the Derry City Council...

07 December 2007

National Conference Centre Hotel – Shay Cleary Architects

The Spencer Dock Development Company has lodged a planning application for a thirty five-story hotel, which will be part of the National Conference Centre complex on Dublin’s North Wall Quay. The proposed hotel...