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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...

21 May 2009

Four Irish winners at 2009 RIBA Awards

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2009 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented across the UK today with 103 buildings in the...

18 May 2009

40m contract for NUIG engineering building approved

Building work is set to start on a new40 million engineering building in the National University of Ireland, Galway, after the Minister for Education and Science, Batt O’Keeffe TD, approved the contract for...

17 May 2009

Liffey crossing a bridge too far for residents

In a week that saw the new Beckett bridge float into the capital, a slightly more controversial River Liffey crossing was also given the green light. A report on a footbridge for the...