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20 October 2008

Capel Street to be revamped under city council initiative

Neon signs, visible sex-shop paraphernalia and gaudy shopfront displays are to be banned from Dublin’s Capel Street under a new city council initiative to revamp the area. The council intends to clean up...

19 October 2008

A boy’s own adventure

There aren’t many who can say that the weather during the recent miserable summer suited them just fine. But award-winning architect Neil Burke-Kennedy can. His satisfaction with the weather has, however, nothing to...

17 October 2008

Council assessing plan for damaged church

Dublin City Council says it is in discussion with the “reputed owner” of a former Methodist Church in the north city that was partly demolished without permission earlier this week. The front and...

16 October 2008

Magical shrine to Celtic art part of Open House weekend

Some say that shopping has become the new religion and in certain parts of Ireland intensive development has brought retail and religious life face-to-face That happened in Dun Laoghaire when the Bloomfield shopping...

15 October 2008

Demolished illegally, the church that was ‘saved’

A church that had been ‘saved’ from demolition was knocked down anyway early this morning. At 6am, residents near Croke Park woke to the sound of a bulldozer-type piece of machinery being driven...

14 October 2008

Missing crane may delay U2 Tower

The Dublin Docklands Authority is seeking to remove an old maritime crane from the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) to facilitate the development of the U2 Tower, a local environment group has claimed....

14 October 2008

New Campus to Inspire Ireland’s Future Primary School Teachers

St Patrick’s College in Dublin, part of Dublin City University, has announced a 40million development plan for its north Dublin campus. UK-based international architectural practice RMJM worked in collaboration with Irish practice Taylor...

08 October 2008

Historic Abbey Theatre stones may go unused

The salvaged facade of the original Abbey Theatre should be incorporated into its new design, says the widow of a Dublin architect who was responsible for saving the granite blocks. However, the Office...

07 October 2008

Open House Dublin presents The Changing City

Following on from two successful years, the Irish Architecture Foundation is delighted to announce the third annual Open House Dublin weekend, which will take place from Thursday 16 October to Sunday 19 October...