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19 February 2009

Tourism plan for Killruddery

Proposals to develop the Killruddery estate on the outskirts of Bray, Co Wicklow, as a 250,000 visitor-a-year tourist attraction have been endorsed by the county’s senior planners. The Elizabethan Revival house, which dates...

19 February 2009

Bright ideas sought for docklands civic space

Does Harry Crosbie think things are going to turn militant? Even political rallies are to be catered for in the new “civic and public space” being planned by Crosbie for a site behind...

19 February 2009

Dublin Parlour Design Competition

Dublin City Council and Point Village Ltd have come together to develop the Point Square as a new civic and public space for the city. A design competition will be organised by the...

16 February 2009

New O’Donnell + Tuomey Community Centre Opens

The new Sean O’Casey Community Centre on St Mary’s Road, East Wall, Docklands was officially opened today, Friday 6th February 2009 by Bertie Ahern, TD. following a complete rebuild and extension. The €9...

15 February 2009

Bicycle rental scheme to go ahead

The French scheme was introduced 18 months ago with 20,000 bicycles, but 7,800 have already been stolen and 1 1,600 have been vandalised or damaged, according to figures released by JCDecaux. Remi Pheulpin,...

14 February 2009

Modernist magic

The ordinary exterior of a 50s semi-detached home in Limerick belies its edgy interior. After years of apartment living, architect Michael O’Connor and his wife, Caroline, were determined to put their own stamp...

12 February 2009

Adamstown wins planning award

Adamstown, the new neighbourhood being built on the west side of Dublin, has won a “Sustainable Communities” award from the UK’s Royal Town Planning Institute. It was the only non-UK project to pick...

12 February 2009

Finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture include Grafton Architects

The European Commission and the Fundacia³ Mies van der Rohe announced today the finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2009, one of the most...

12 February 2009

Fit for the Kingdom: Town plans iconic cultural centre

Sydney has its famous opera house and Bilbao has its futuristic Guggenheim museum but Kenmare has unveiled its own ambitious plans to attract thousands of visitors to the Kingdom. In a bid to...