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13 May 2009

The wait is over

Crowds watching Dublin’s newest bridge make its journey along the Liffey erupted into applause as it squeezed through its final hurdle with only inches to spare. Dozens of engineers oversaw the massive operation...

11 May 2009

God, Oh We’re Waiting for Beckett

The Docklands Authority has welcomed the arrival of the main structure of the new Samuel Beckett Bridge which arrived in Dublin Port by sea from Rotterdam on Monday morning 11 May, 2009. Originally...

10 May 2009

Luxury hotels included in ‘significant buildings’ list

A string of luxury hotels, including the Castlemartyr Resort in Cork and Carton House in Kildare have been listed as “significant buildings”, allowing their owners to claim generous tax relief. Castle Leslie in...

09 May 2009

Planner who improved Belfast living conditions

Bob Strang, who has died aged 77 after a long illness, was an influential architect and town planner whose work over 40 years made a lasting impact in Northern Ireland. In particular he...

09 May 2009

Village people go green

I have little in common with Scarlett O’Hara, the feisty protagonist in Margaret Mitchell’s chick-lit-on-the-plantation tome, Gone With the Wind . Unlike me, Scarlett had a waistline with the circumference of a runner...

08 May 2009

Hackett Hall McKnight Architects win Meath competition

Meath County Council has announced that the winner of the Masterplan & Offices for Meath County Council & Navan Town Council Competition is Hackett Hall McKnight Architects. The open, two-stage architectural competition was...

08 May 2009

Construction starts on new Research Building at NUI Maynooth

The ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of a new €15 million Interdisciplinary Research Building at NUI Maynooth took place earlier this week. The state-of-the-art building, to be completed in 2010,...

08 May 2009

Douglas Wallace Architects goes into liquidation

Douglas Wallace Architects confirmed yesterday that Mr Ken Fennell of Kavanagh Fennell has been appointed liquidator of the firm. This follows a period in examinership during which the firm were unable to establish...

07 May 2009

Limerick changing for the better, building for the future

To hear and read grim news about murder and mayhem in Limerick these days, you might think that the city was lost. After the recent slaying of innocent businessman Roy Collins, the Sunday...