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02 October 2008

Calm and contemporary yet family friendly

A Belfast house designed by an architect for his own family is on the shortlist for the RIBA Manser Medal. The house, which was designed by Kieran McGonigle, a partner in Belfast architects...

02 October 2008

Widow hopes to fulfil husband’s Abbey wishes

The widow of a Dublin architect is hoping to have her late husband’s wishes fulfilled by having a number of granite blocks he saved from the old Abbey Theatre incorporated into the new...

01 October 2008

Exchequer should fund project at Cork docks, says report

The Exchequer should fund hundreds of millions of euro worth of infrastructure, including bridges and roads, to kickstart the development of Cork docklands, according to an influential report. In addition, the Government should...

01 October 2008

Letter campaign in favour of tower

Developer Sean Dunne orchestrated a large-scale letter-writing campaign to persuade Dublin City Council to grant permission for his high-rise development in Ballsbridge, An Bord Pleanala has been told. Mr Dunne is seeking permission...

30 September 2008

Dublin council plans swinging cuts in city building projects

Dublin City Council has drawn up a citywide list of building projects which are likely to be shelved because of the declining public finances. The council refused to provide The Irish Times with...

29 September 2008

O’Connell monument must be moved for Metro work

The O’Connell monument, which survived the devastation of O’Connell Street during the 1916 Rising and the Civil War, will have to be taken down from its pivotal position to facilitate a huge excavation...

27 September 2008

Iconic Irish Times clock back where it belongs

A familiar face is back on Dublin’s streetscape with the unveiling yesterday of the refurbished Irish Times clock at the newspaper’s offices at the junction of Tara Street and Townsend Street. The newspaper...

26 September 2008

Office of Public Works with Keith Williams Architects’ new Wexford Opera House

Opera lovers across the globe have been flocking to Ireland for the Wexford Festival Opera for the past half a century. But in recent years, Madame Butterfly’s future in County Wexford had been...

25 September 2008

Venice Biennale is all style and little substance

Aaron Betsky did not endear himself to Irish architects four years ago when, on his first visit here (as an assessor for the AAI Awards), he suggested that they “borrow bits and pieces...