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24 March 2009

Room for optimism as hotel developer bets on Belfast

Opening a new five-star hotel in the middle of an economic downturn takes more than a sliver of courage. Combine this with the fact that the five-star hotel in question is located in...

24 March 2009

Work set to start on Galway’s €4m arthouse cinema

Galway City Council’s planned “cultural quarter” has taken a step forward with confirmation that construction is due to start shortly on a €4 million arthouse cinema. The 350-seat cinema is being developed on...

23 March 2009

1807 – Issercleran, Craughwell, Co. Galway

Architect: Richard Morrison Issercleran or St.Clerans was the home of the Burke family who built the house c.1784, and was extended and remodeled by Morrison circa 1807. Formerly the home of film director...

23 March 2009

Decision due on €850m plan for Cork docklands

A decision on the largest planning application ever lodged in Cork city will be made this week. Howard Holdings are looking for permission for an €850m development in the docklands that would include...

22 March 2009

Treasury may yet bullet the blue sky with U2 tower entry

One of the losing entries in the U2 tower design competition may actually be built – but on the north side of the Liffey. Treasury Holdings, the property development company owned by Johnny...

21 March 2009

Ballsbridge house wins RIBA award

A house with a granite base and glass upper floor by Niall McLaughlin Architects is based on the work of Californian architect Craig Ellwood and Mies van der Rohe but is very much...

20 March 2009

Flying the green flag for Irish architects

A new generation of green architecture is dawning — with Irish design right at the cutting edge. The Government has set a hugely ambitious target for Ireland’s new housing to be carbon neutral...

19 March 2009

Centre of Contemporary Irish Culture, Kenmare by Niall McLaughlin Architects

The Centre of Contemporary Irish Culture will contain exhibits showing how Irish contemporary culture is rooted in the deep order of the landscape and the local environment. Its vocation will be to contextualise...

18 March 2009

Custom House ranks high in energy efficiency stakes

An energy efficiency audit of a number of public buildings has shown that one of the oldest properties in the State has a better rating than premises a fraction of its age. Dublin’s...