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03 June 2009

Government slims down policy on architecture

The government has adopted a slimmed-down new policy on architecture – with the number of proposed actions reduced from more than 60 to 45 – in deference to concerns in the Department of...

02 June 2009

Irish architects outraged at ‘exclusionary’ competition rules

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland may complain to Brussels over turnover restriction in Dublin competition The professional body for Irish architects is considering making a complaint to the European Commission...

02 June 2009

More appointments to the Registration Board

The RIAI has announced that the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has appointed Richard Humphreys as Chairperson of the Admissions Board and Cliona Kimber as Chairperson of the Technical Assessment...

02 June 2009

Fake architect prosecuted – for the second time

A man who falsely called himself an architect has been fined £1,500 and ordered to pay £4,500 in costs after being pleading guilty to misusing the title architect. It is the second time...

02 June 2009

International Conference “Benedict XVI on Church Art and Architecture” to be held in Cork

“Benedict XVI on Church Art and Architecture” at The Sheraton Hotel, Fota Island, Cork, Ireland on Sunday-Monday 12-13 July 2009. The Conference Key Note Address will be made by His Eminence Cardinal George...

02 June 2009

Architects may complain to Brussels over design contest

The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) is considering a formal complaint to the European Commission over rules set by the ESB for an architectural competition to redevelop its headquarters on...

28 May 2009

New wind turbine park opens in Dublin

A new public park which will generate its own electricity from wind turbines has been opened in north Dublin. The 52 acre Fr Collins Park in Donaghmede has been described as Ireland’s first...

28 May 2009

Fake architect opens design practice in UK

David Grant, a businessman who falsely claimed to be an architect and who was exposed by an RTE Television documentary, is now operating an “architecture” practice in England. Grant, who remains the subject...

27 May 2009

Convention Centre Dublin recognised as First Carbon Neutral International Convention Centre

The Convention Centre, Dublin (CCD), announced it is the first carbon neutral international convention centre as the net impact of the building’s construction on the environment is zero. This landmark, which is still...