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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...

15 May 2009

1335 – Church of Ottery St. Mary, Devon

Nikolaus Pevsner described the building as as “lying large and low like a tired beast”. It is 163 feet long, and the towers are 71 feet high. It was consecrated in 1260, at...

14 May 2009

Developer’s bid to turn embassy into offices fails

Developer Derek Quinlan has lost his High Court challenge to a planning condition stipulating a protected property on Dublin’s Ailesbury Road bought by him for €8.5 million may only be used as an...

13 May 2009

Arts Council announces recipient of Kevin Kieran Award

The Arts Council and the Office of Public Works are pleased to announce architect Orla Murphy of Simon J Kelly and Partners Architects, County Mayo as the winner of the Kevin Kieran Award...