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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....

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...