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06 October 2007

Do we have the vision to build a shining new city?

You are probably too young to remember them pulling down the Theatre Royal. People used to go to Hawkins Street to watch the demolition and read the notices that said “positively final week...

06 October 2007

David Keane – Gifted architect and authority on construction law

Because of the illness of David Keane over recent months, the architectural profession in Ireland and, indeed, the entire construction industry, had already experienced the loss of his incisive skills in appraising, advising...

04 October 2007

Northern Ireland houses up for major architecture prize

Two of the four buildings up for a major UK housing award this Saturday are in Northern Ireland, by Belfast-based practices. On the evening that the Stirling Prize is announced, by the RIBA...

03 October 2007

HKR Architects Obtain Planning Permission for Ireland’s Tallest Hotel

HKR Architects (HKR), the international architecture and design practice with offices in Dublin, London, Manchester, Belfast, Prague and Sarasota, has obtained planning permission for their design for the new Red Cow Moran Hotel,...

02 October 2007

Bono under fire over £100m hotel plan

Bono and the Edge have been accused of presiding over the destruction of a historic area of Georgian Dublin through their plans to revamp an iconic hotel in the Irish capital. A £100million...

02 October 2007

Bono’s hotel plan angers Dublin traditionalists

A proposal by Bono to create what has been described as Europe’s most spectacular hotel has produced a clash between modernisers and traditionalists in the Irish capital. The U2 singer has put forward...

02 October 2007

Council rejects Dunne’s giant tower

Dublin city councillors have rejected Seán Dunne’s proposed high-rise development, which includes a 37-storey tower, on the site of the former Jurys and Berkeley Court hotels in Ballsbridge on the grounds that it...

02 October 2007

£1.5bn Titanic plan boost

The construction of a new £1.5bn Titanic Quarter development for Belfast today moved a step closer after the planners gave its second phase the green light. Environment Minister Arlene Foster announced outline planning...

01 October 2007

Insight into modern residential architecture with Open House Dublin 2007

Following on from its incredibly successful inaugural year, the Irish Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce that the second Open House Dublin weekend will take place from Friday October 19th to Sunday October...