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07 May 2009

Limerick changing for the better, building for the future

To hear and read grim news about murder and mayhem in Limerick these days, you might think that the city was lost. After the recent slaying of innocent businessman Roy Collins, the Sunday...

07 May 2009

Exhibition at Farmleigh is a must-see show

Anyone who wonders how Ireland presents itself abroad and who missed last year’s Venice Biennale (which, let’s face it, most of us did) will have a chance to see what the architects showed...

05 May 2009

Stormin Norman retreats from Dublin

Architectural firm Foster+Partners has closed its Dublin office as part of a redundancy process worldwide. The first sign that the Dublin office’s days were numbered came in a fax sent to management at...

03 May 2009

1908 – Nos. 16-17 Halston St., Dublin

Architect: George L. O’Connor Offices, originally built for Carton Bros., poultry, game, egg, butter and cheese agents.

02 May 2009

1960s – Social Welfare Offices, North Cumberland Street, Dublin

02 May 2009

1940s – Hendrons, Dominick St., Dublin

Former manufacturing plant, now artist studios and light commercial space.

01 May 2009

1857 – Thomas Moore Statue, College St., Dublin

Sculptor: Christopher Moore At the junction of College Street and Westmoreland Street, stranded on a traffic island with a disused public toilet is this statue to the Irish bard Thomas Moore. The sculptor...

01 May 2009

White House architect returns to Dublin

Lord Mayor Eibhlin Byrne launches a new exhibition “╦ťJames Hoban, Architect of the White House’, at City Hall, Dame Street at 10am on Friday 1st May. The exhibition looks at the life and...

28 April 2009

Hanover Quay architect presented with award

Architect James Pike, who has been in practice for more than 40 years, was presented last night with Ireland’s premier housing design award for a mixed-use development in Dublin’s Docklands. The Royal Institute...

27 April 2009

1891 – McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin

Architect: Major Robert Barklie RE Imposing and extravagant cavalry barracks, completed 1891. Plans prepared by Royal Engineers Dept, carried out under supervision of Robert Barklie, who was from Larne, Co. Antrim.