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16 September 2008

Irish pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale

AJ columnist Patrick Lynch has sent these photos of the Irish Pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale, in which he is an exhibitor. He writes: ‘The Irish Pavilion 2008, curated by Professor Hugh...

16 September 2008

Dublin to get new bridge over River Liffey

Dublin City Council has confirmed it is to build a new 15 million bridge over the River Liffey, just downstream of O’Connell Bridge. The council said the bridge, funded by the Government’s Transport...

14 September 2008

Leinster House is falling down – secret report warns of danger to TDs and staff

Substantial risks to politicians and other civil servants who work in the crumbling Leinster House complex have been outlined in a confidential report delivered to the Ceann Comhairle. Despite the clearly outlined risks,...

13 September 2008

Local authorities decide on only half of all planning bids within deadline

A total of 35,725 planning applications were made to local authorities last year, some 29,936 of which were for individual houses, according to a report on public service indicators released yesterday. The report...

12 September 2008

‘Insensitive’ tower design Desmond’s sole concern

Billionaire Businessman Dermot Desmond was motivated by an interest in architecture and the protection of Ballsbridge, Dublin and Ireland, in his opposition to Sean Dunne’s high-rise development, An Bord Pleanala has been told....

12 September 2008

HOK Sports elegant tackling

Taking shape across the skyline of Dublin is the transformation of the city’s Lansdowne Road stadium into a state-of the-art sporting venue for rugby and football. The site’s existing constraints all had to...

12 September 2008

350m Limerick centre gets go-ahead

Planning permission has been granted for the largest shopping centre in the midwest. The 350 million Opera Centre in Limerick city is expected to create over 300 jobs during the construction phase and...

12 September 2008

Irish open at Venice Biennale

The Ambassador of Ireland, Sean O’Huiginn and Micheal O Suilleabhain, Chairperson, Culture Ireland today opened “The Lives of Spaces” – Ireland’s participation at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition at the Palazzo Guistinian Lolin...

11 September 2008

Landlord takes on developer

Former restaurateur and property investor Peter White has called on An Bord Pleanala to reject what he described as a “monstrous development” sought by Sean Dunne for the former Jurys and Berkeley Court...