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11 February 2009

Plan to ban cars from Dublin’s College Green area by autumn

Cars are to be banned from the College Green area of Dublin city by next autumn as a first step towards making the city centre a public transport-only area. Dublin City Council is...

10 February 2009

Donegal council to trial water-powered street lights

Donegal County Council is set to become what is believed to be the first local authority in Ireland to use water powered street lights. The council’s energy development officer Toni Needham said a...

10 February 2009

DDDA accused of “unhealthy relationship” with Anglo Irish Bank

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority has today been accused of an unhealthy relationship with Anglo Irish Bank in the purchase of the Irish Glass Bottle site. The Dáil Environment Committee heard that two...

08 February 2009

O’Connell Street planning controls face review

Dublin City Council is undertaking a review of the special planning controls on O’Connell Street in Dublin and surrounding areas ahead of a decision on whether to continue with the scheme. The planning...

08 February 2009

Crosbie wants planning changes to Watchtower

Businessman Harry Crosbie is in negotiations with the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) about altering the use of his proposed 120-metre skyscraper in Dublin. Crosbie is asking the DDDA to allow him to...

08 February 2009

Dundrum architect in examinership

The architecture firm behind the Dundrum Town Centre and the G Hotel in Galway has gone into examinership after suffering from a dramatic decline in its business. Douglas Wallace Architects & Designers, one...

08 February 2009

2002 – Fingal County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin

Architect: Bucholz McEvoy Architects A new county hall for Fingal County Council in Swords. A symbol of the client’s desire for openness in local government, clear in it’s relationship to the particularities of...

05 February 2009

Cathedral restoration gets green light

It was a long time coming, but the letter the Dean of Derry has spent years waiting for has finally arrived. On Wednesday the Very Reverend Doctor William Morton received confirmation of £2m...

05 February 2009

Courses to move in £250m scheme

The University of Ulster is to relocate many courses from its Jordanstown campus to Belfast as part of a £250m development scheme. The university said it was “rebalancing student numbers” between the campuses...