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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....

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...