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14 February 2009

Modernist magic

The ordinary exterior of a 50s semi-detached home in Limerick belies its edgy interior. After years of apartment living, architect Michael O’Connor and his wife, Caroline, were determined to put their own stamp...

12 February 2009

Adamstown wins planning award

Adamstown, the new neighbourhood being built on the west side of Dublin, has won a “Sustainable Communities” award from the UK’s Royal Town Planning Institute. It was the only non-UK project to pick...

12 February 2009

Finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture include Grafton Architects

The European Commission and the Fundacia³ Mies van der Rohe announced today the finalists for the European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2009, one of the most...

12 February 2009

Fit for the Kingdom: Town plans iconic cultural centre

Sydney has its famous opera house and Bilbao has its futuristic Guggenheim museum but Kenmare has unveiled its own ambitious plans to attract thousands of visitors to the Kingdom. In a bid to...

11 February 2009

Ringsend site buyers stopped paying interest on €293m loan

A consortium involving the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) stopped paying interest on a near-€300 million property loan more than six months ago, an Oireachtas committee has heard. The State body joined with...

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...