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13 April 2009

1846 – Carlow Railway Station, Co. Carlow

Architect: Sir John MacNeill A good example of Jacobean Revival architecture, comprising a two storey central block and two single storey wings. Finished in yellow brick with granite features particularly in the window...

10 April 2009

Derry Peace Bridge Unveiled

GRAHAM has been awarded an £8.7M contract to design and construct a new pedestrian and cycle bridge across the River Foyle in Derry / Londonderry. The new bridge is part of a programme...

07 April 2009

Croke Park wins RIAI Gold Medal

The designers of Croke Park Stadium were today awarded the RIAI highest honour given to a building of exceptional merit. President Mary McAleese presented the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland’s (RIAI)...

07 April 2009

“The Fusion of Neo-Classical Principles” conference at National Gallery

This conference “The Fusion of Neo Classical Principles: Scholars, artists, architects, builders and designers in the Neo Classical period” brings together a prestigious multi-disciplinary panel of scholars who combine a range of approaches...

06 April 2009

Submission date for Draft Poolbeg Planning Scheme extended

Following requests from interested parties, the Docklands Authority has extended the date for submissions, comments and questions on the Draft Poolbeg Planning Scheme to 4pm on Friday May 8th. Copies of the Draft...

05 April 2009

Planners veto Treasury’s plans for Spencer Dock hotel

Plans for a €300m 35-storey hotel next to Convention Centre Dublin in Spencer Dock have been turned down by An Bord Pleanála. The Shay Cleary Architect-designed building was to have 440-bedrooms and was...

05 April 2009

1976 – New Technical College, Portadown, Co. Armagh

Architect: Shanks Leighton Kennedy Fitzgerald Constructed in the new planned town of Craigavon in the 1970s, this is a good example of the brutalist architecture of the period.

04 April 2009

The last hurrah: awards celebrate Irish architecture

Never before in the 24 years of the Architectural Association of Ireland (AAI) Awards have so many architects received recognition – and for such diverse projects, ranging from Bocconi University’s awe-inspiring Faculty Building...

04 April 2009

Proposals recast Dublin and its traffic

The busy traffic route in front of Dublin’s Custom House could be turned into a pedestrian plaza and the city’s quays made a no-parking zone under a new 12-year traffic plan from Dublin...