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11 September 2008

Keen biker takes a real shine to metal house

Just north of Smithfield, near Dublin city centre, there are sweet streets of pastel-painted 1950s homes in the style that eschewed ornament-free Modernism. On one such street, where houses wear the typical adornments...

10 September 2008

High noon for urban high-rise: it’s 37-storeys or none at all

An Bord Pleanala is being given a clear choice – either to approve the controversial high-rise, high-density plan put forward for the Jurys-Berkeley Court hotel sites or to reject it in its entirety....

10 September 2008

Major office deals for banks in doubt

Two of the largest ever office lettings planned for the North Lotts area of the Dublin docklands are now unlikely to proceed because of legal disputes. Bank of Ireland has pulled out of...

10 September 2008

Limerick renewal plan to be unveiled

The Director of Limerick’s regeneration project has admitted he will present the Government with master plans “at probably the worst time in 20 years”. However, Limerick Regeneration chief executive Brendan Kenny is confident...

10 September 2008

Developers sought for key Waterford quayside site

The port of Waterford is seeking expressions of interest for the North Quays, either from a developer who will develop the site alone or as a joint venture with the port company. The...

08 September 2008

Artist Ballagh opposing planned 14-storey building

Artist Robert Ballagh is one of almost 40 objectors to a proposal for a 14-storey building near his Dublin home, which would result in the destruction of 60 artists studios. AB Properties has...

08 September 2008

Sudden death of Commissioner of Public Works

David Byers, the Commissioner of Public Works in charge of State property and projects, died suddenly on Saturday of a heart attack while visiting Wales. Mr Byers, who was 55, had been an...

07 September 2008

Major architect layoffs expected by end of year

As many as one-third of the 3,000 architects employed in Ireland could be out of work by the end of the year because of the downturn in the construction sector in Ireland and...

05 September 2008

Wexford Opera House makes its debut

The Office of Public Works Architects with Keith Williams Architects’ new Wexford Opera House officially opens today. The 33 million (27 million), 7,500sq m project in south-east Ireland boasts two theatres: a 780-seat...