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17 September 2007

Omagh memorial’s design to be shown

The winning design for the Omagh Bomb Memorial, by a Dublin design team, will be unveiled in the Co Tyrone town tomorrow. In April, the Omagh Memorial Working Group launched the public art...

17 September 2007

Academy to reopen as offices

The former Academy Cinema on Pearse Street, Dublin, previously the Antient Concert Rooms, which has been derelict for more than 30 years, is to be reopened next month. The building, which has associations...

17 September 2007

Major Restoration For Crumlin Road Gaol

Social Development Minister Margaret Ritchie has unveiled a major restoration programme for Crumlin Road Gaol and announced plans to open the site to tourists and visitors. Some £1 million has been invested in...

16 September 2007

Bidder to be chosen to develop fish market site

The redevelopment of a former wholesale fish-market site in Dublin 7 has moved a step closer. Dublin City Council is expected to choose a preferred bidder to develop the fish market site by...

12 September 2007

Councillors reject 15-storey tower planned for Ballsbridge

Plans for a 15-storey tower on the site of the former veterinary college in Ballsbridge have been rejected by a Dublin City Council committee, despite being less than half the height of a...

11 September 2007

Limerick regeneration plans revealed

Significant plans to regenerate some of Limerick city’s most deprived areas have been revealed a year after two young children were seriously injured in an arson attack. The plans include the demolition of...

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...