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03 March 2009

Removal of Dáil car park opposed by some members of commission

The temporary car park in Leinster House, which covered a historic lawn when it was created nearly a decade ago, is to be removed this summer, the Houses of the Oireachtas Commission decided...

02 March 2009

Developer who gambled big – and lost

Sean Dunne was disarmingly frank in a New Year interview he gave to the New York Times , admitting that he “could be considered insolvent” if the banking crisis continued. Since then, the...

01 March 2009

1842 – Central Infants Model School, Marlborough Street, Dublin

Architect: Jacob Owen Small classical pavilion built between the two more substantial buildings of the Department of Education – the former Tyrone House and its later duplicate. Destroyed by fire in 1982 and...

26 February 2009

US embassy in Dublin to relocate

The US embassy has confirmed that a move from its current location in Ballsbridge is under consideration. However a spokeswoman said the process could take some time. The current building, which opened in...

26 February 2009

Plans to acquire Cork heritage estate abandoned

The Irish Heritage Trust has confirmed that it has had to abandon the negotiations which were close to completing its acquisition of the Anne’s Grove estate in north Cork because of current Government...

26 February 2009

A 2m facelift for Limerick Milk Market

A major development for one of the country’s oldest market places is set to commence within weeks. The transformation of Limerick Milk Market, which dates back to 1852, is an extensive project due...

24 February 2009

Buro Happold and Explorations Architecture to design new Liffey Valley bridge

The Railway Procurement Agency is pleased to announce that the winners of the competition to design the Metro West – Liffey Valley Bridge are Buro Happold and Explorations Architecture. The RIAI (Royal Institute...

20 February 2009

Buro Happold creating unique geometry at Lansdowne Road Stadium

Geoff Werran, project director, and Fergus McCormick, structural engineering leader, of Buro Happold describe the concrete works at the new Aviva (Lansdowne Road) Stadium in Dublin. The Aviva Stadium (previously Lansdowne Road) has...

20 February 2009

1783 – Robert Adam’s designs for Castle Upton, Co. Antrim

Architect: Robert Adam Designs by Scottish neo-classical architect Robert Adam for a redevelopment of Castle Upton. Adam raised and machiolated the pair of round towers from the original castle and gave them high,...