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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...

18 March 2009

Road and rail links to meet at new Metroplaza

An elaborate complex of steel, glass and concrete could bring up to 7,000 jobs to Swords as part of the Metro North project. The Metroplaza will be the centrepiece of the new rail...

18 March 2009

Archaelogist to assess historic Capel Street site

Property developers planning a major scheme in Dublin city will have to carry out an extensive archaeological study of the “historic” site. Dublin City Council has ordered the move following concerns expressed by...

16 March 2009

Rail chiefs want 100m tower at Tara Street HQ

A new €100m skyscraper, incorporating a train station, is planned for the city centre, despite the economic downturn. Iarnrod Eireann said it will press ahead with its ambitious plans — and is confident...

15 March 2009

2008 – Health Sciences Centre, University College Dublin, Co. Dublin

Architect: Murray O’Laoire Architects The Health Sciences Centre at University College Dublin integrates the four schools of the Faculty of Medicine into one collegiate setting. The challenge of the master plan was to...

14 March 2009

1867 – Assembly Rooms, Yarmouth, Norfolk

Architect: H.H. Collins Since 1919, it has been the Great Yarmouth Masonic Lodge.

12 March 2009

1867 – Shelbourne Hotel, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin

Architect: John McCurdy Stands on the site of Shelbourne House, the Shelbourne Hotel was established in 1824 by a Tipperary man, Martin Burke, whose ambition was to open a hotel in Dublin that...

12 March 2009

Judge says integrity of planning process a ‘vital national interest’

A High Court judge has said the courts should never lose sight of the fact that the integrity of the planning process is a “vital national interest”. Bad planning decisions “sentence generations to...

12 March 2009

I’m not sorry, says architect who upset jobless

The President of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has denied that remarks he made about the effects of the recession on his trade were offensive. Sean O’Laoire said a column...