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25 January 2009

“˜Delay’ to 46m Liffey Leviathan was a tall story

It appears to be a giant misunderstanding. Antony Gormley, the creator of the proposed sculpture of a 46m wire man in the Liffey, claims the project has not been postponed and could begin...

22 January 2009

Cold water poured on Liffey pontoon proposal

Another proposal for the River Liffey has been given the boot by An Bord Pleanála which has refused planning permission for a 120m pontoon off the Boardwalk at Lower Ormond Quay because it...

22 January 2009

How to object to that monstrosity planned next door

So your neighbour wants to build a large extension to their home and is applying for planning permission. This is a scenario more and more home owners will face as market conditions and...

21 January 2009

Action to demolish €83m development adjourned

A legal action by developer Seán Dunne, aimed at having an €83 million rival development on Dublin’s north quays torn down on grounds it is unauthorised, has been adjourned pending the outcome of...

20 January 2009

Raising the roof on a field of dreams

Sports fans will raise the roof on the new Lansdowne Road stadium when it opens on schedule next year. Work has started on the roof structure of the new 50,000 capacity venue, which...

18 January 2009

Severe downturn in work for architects

Architectural and engineering firms have been shedding qualified professionals, technicians and senior executives in the past three to six months at an alarming rate. Some, like Dublin architecture firm O’Mahony Pike (OMP), have...

17 January 2009

Figurative sculpture planned for Liffey scrapped

The Dublin Docklands Authority has said it will not be going ahead with the 46m (150ft) steel sculpture of a human figure in the river Liffey because of the cost of the project....

16 January 2009

Heineken to consider redeveloping brewery

Heineken is to consider seriously a proposal to redevelop Ireland’s oldest brewery, Beamish and Crawford, in Cork as a tourist centre similar to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. A heritage group set up...

16 January 2009

One-third of architects laid off in last year, survey finds

Almost one-third of Ireland’s architects have been made redundant over the last 12 months because of the slowdown in the economy and the collapse of the housing market, a new study has found....