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16 January 2009

Wire man set to wade in to Liffey as 10-year planning permission granted

The erection in the river Liffey of a 46m (150ft) sculpture of a human figure – almost the same height as the Statue of Liberty – has been granted planning permission by An...

16 January 2009

Station gutted by fire to be restored

The Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) have begun temporary conservation works to secure the dilapidated railway building at Dundrum Luas station. The building, which is a protected structure, was almost gutted by fire damage...

15 January 2009

41% of Architects will have lost their jobs by March 2009

A recent survey projected 41% of architects will have lost their jobs in the period between January 2008 to March 2009. This was according to the survey Architectural Practices Employment Survey commissioned by...

13 January 2009

Title problems may stop Dún Laoghaire baths project

Legal impediments contained in the leases and titles on land in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, could make the planned redevelopment of the public baths there impossible, according to a local councillor. Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown...

13 January 2009

Siptu to view plans for Liberty Hall site

Plans for a replacement for Liberty Hall are expected to be put to Siptu’s executive for approval next month and planning permission could be sought as early as March. Siptu general secretary Joe...

11 January 2009

U2 tower could face legal challenge

The architects who won an international competition to design the U2 tower at Dublin’s south docks are contemplating legal action against the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA). In a response to a Freedom...

07 January 2009

Sean Dunne’s casting of himself as a victim a bit rich

Talking about the fate of Seán Dunne’s development in Ballsbridge, my county councillor father recalled a meeting of Meath County Council back in the 1970s. A councillor was pleading the case of a...

07 January 2009

Capel Street given conservation status

Capel Street is Dublin’s latest area to become an Architectural Conservation Area (ACA), bringing an end to its tacky signage and visible sex-shop frontage. Dublin City Council (DCC) will make the street a...

06 January 2009

€6m Gate Theatre development opens

The actors and director of a new production of Tom Stoppard’s The Real Thing gathered at the Gate Theatre yesterday morning to start rehearsals in the new rehearsal room of the Dublin theatre....