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10 September 2008

Limerick renewal plan to be unveiled

The Director of Limerick’s regeneration project has admitted he will present the Government with master plans “at probably the worst time in 20 years”. However, Limerick Regeneration chief executive Brendan Kenny is confident...

10 September 2008

Developers sought for key Waterford quayside site

The port of Waterford is seeking expressions of interest for the North Quays, either from a developer who will develop the site alone or as a joint venture with the port company. The...

08 September 2008

Artist Ballagh opposing planned 14-storey building

Artist Robert Ballagh is one of almost 40 objectors to a proposal for a 14-storey building near his Dublin home, which would result in the destruction of 60 artists studios. AB Properties has...

08 September 2008

Sudden death of Commissioner of Public Works

David Byers, the Commissioner of Public Works in charge of State property and projects, died suddenly on Saturday of a heart attack while visiting Wales. Mr Byers, who was 55, had been an...

07 September 2008

Major architect layoffs expected by end of year

As many as one-third of the 3,000 architects employed in Ireland could be out of work by the end of the year because of the downturn in the construction sector in Ireland and...

05 September 2008

Wexford Opera House makes its debut

The Office of Public Works Architects with Keith Williams Architects’ new Wexford Opera House officially opens today. The 33 million (27 million), 7,500sq m project in south-east Ireland boasts two theatres: a 780-seat...

05 September 2008

Inside Wexford’s giant cello

The unique attributes of Wexford’s old Theatre Royal as an opera house were its intimacy and eccentricity. Nowhere else in the world could you hear and see an obscure opera being performed in...

04 September 2008

Ghostly sign sealed as hospital expands on Lincoln Place

Leaving well enough alone is not something we are good at, according to architect Valerie Mulvin. So when it came to advising on what should be done with the faded Finn’s Hotel sign...

01 September 2008

Draft outlines challenges to planning sector

The government is being urged to take a much more pro-active approach to architecture by appointing a State architect to advise on policy and permitting local authorities to hire their own architects. A...