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29 November 2008

Titanic building ‘will be icon’

The Titanic Quarter’s centrepiece building could become as iconic to Northern Ireland as the Sydney Opera House is to Australia, it was claimed yesterday. Amid widespread welcome for the Executive’s decision to fund...

28 November 2008

Council does not have full legal title to Blackrock Park

A former PD councillor is calling on Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council to acquire full legal title to Blackrock Park to prevent another “Dartmouth Square situation”. Victor Boyhan said he had been pursuing the...

27 November 2008

Executive launches Titanic funds

A £97m proposal for a landmark building in the Titanic Quarter has been backed by the Stormont Executive. Work on the ‘Titanic signature project’ is to start in January. The executive said it...

27 November 2008

Ballyfermot’s new pool complex a positive legacy of the boom

The Celtic Tiger has vanished, as we all know, but some positive legacies have been left for people to enjoy during the recession when we’ll have more time to relax. Foremost among these...

26 November 2008

A 50-Year Battle to Save Old Ireland

When Desmond and Mariga Guinness first lived here in the 1950s, they were unlikely champions of Irish architecture. Mrs. Guinness, the daughter of a German prince, had grown up in Europe and Japan,...

25 November 2008

National Policy on Town Defences launched

The National Policy on Town Defences sets out “the national policy for the protection, preservation and conservation of historic urban defences in Ireland. The Policy is a further development in progressing the Walled...

20 November 2008

Glass extension designed for gazing at the garden

When the owners of this west Dublin house commissioned an architect to design them an extension, they were not only improving their own home but also offering their daughter a valuable lesson. Ruth...

20 November 2008

New concert arena has a point to make

The Romans would recognise the shape of Dublin’s new O2 arena on North Wall Quay, even though it is all indoors and festooned with air-conditioning ducts and lighting gantries, with bars and food...

19 November 2008

Denis Byrne Architects wins Bord Gáis Competition

Bord Gáis Networks has announced that the winner of the National Distribution Control Building at Dubber Cross, Finglas is Denis Byrne Architects. The RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) administered the...