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17 November 2008

Orchestral manoeuvres on the campus

We don’t hear many good-news stories in these days of doom and gloom; but today’s official opening of the Irish Chamber Orchestra’s new building, on the campus of the University of Limerick (UL),...

13 November 2008

Turning the corner in social housing design

York Street flats were the last real slums in Dublin to survive into the 21st century, and probably provided a setting for films that needed an authentic “tenement” backdrop. But now they’ve been...

13 November 2008

UL gets permission for Grafton Architects’ Medical School

The University of Limerick has received planning permission from Clare County Council to build its €12M medical school across the Shannon from the main campus. It is hoped that construction will begin on...

12 November 2008

City council unveils plans for 22-storey tower

Plans for the regeneration of the George’s Quay area, which would allow the construction of a 22-storey tower opposite the Custom House, are to be released for public consultation by Dublin City Council...

10 November 2008

Refurbishing a Georgian Office Building

Paul Dillon Architects have recently moved into their refurbished Georgian office, a protected structure in the heart of Galway built between 1820 and 1840. The architectural practice enlisted the help of their long-time...

04 November 2008

Roche rejected advice on Clarence Hotel proposals from department

Former Minister for the Environment Dick Roche rejected a strong recommendation from his department’s heritage officers that it should object to plans for the redevelopment of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel. Documents released to The...

03 November 2008

INTBAU Irish Chapter launched in Belfast

The international network of INTBAU (International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism) has been boosted with a new chapter in Ireland. INTBAU Ireland was officially launched at the end of October 2008...

02 November 2008

Property slump saves Liberty Hall

The country’s largest trade union, Siptu, has become the latest victim of the property slump and has decided to postpone plans to demolish and redevelop its landmark Liberty Hall headquarters in Dublin. After...

01 November 2008

Council no-show as thousands bid to save ruined church

City council officials failed to show up at a public meeting where residents made an impassioned plea for the rebuilding of the semi-demolished Methodist Church on Jones Road. A letter read out to...