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22 October 2008

Irish architectural firm opens office in Shanghai

Irish architecture firm Henry J Lyons and Partners officially opened its new Shanghai office yesterday, saying the facility marks a significant step in its efforts to expand in China and the broader region....

21 October 2008

New conference centre to include 12th-century wall

Dublin’s old city wall will form the focal point of a new multi-million euro, state of the art conference suite, to be built in the basement of the Civic Offices at Wood Quay....

20 October 2008

Eyre Square renovation could now cost city 20m

The controversial Eyre Square project in Galway could cost up to 20 million as a result of a High Court ruling, the city’s mayor has predicted. Mayor of Galway Cllr Padraig Conneely says...

20 October 2008

Capel Street to be revamped under city council initiative

Neon signs, visible sex-shop paraphernalia and gaudy shopfront displays are to be banned from Dublin’s Capel Street under a new city council initiative to revamp the area. The council intends to clean up...

19 October 2008

A boy’s own adventure

There aren’t many who can say that the weather during the recent miserable summer suited them just fine. But award-winning architect Neil Burke-Kennedy can. His satisfaction with the weather has, however, nothing to...

17 October 2008

Council assessing plan for damaged church

Dublin City Council says it is in discussion with the “reputed owner” of a former Methodist Church in the north city that was partly demolished without permission earlier this week. The front and...

16 October 2008

Magical shrine to Celtic art part of Open House weekend

Some say that shopping has become the new religion and in certain parts of Ireland intensive development has brought retail and religious life face-to-face That happened in Dun Laoghaire when the Bloomfield shopping...

15 October 2008

Demolished illegally, the church that was ‘saved’

A church that had been ‘saved’ from demolition was knocked down anyway early this morning. At 6am, residents near Croke Park woke to the sound of a bulldozer-type piece of machinery being driven...

14 October 2008

Missing crane may delay U2 Tower

The Dublin Docklands Authority is seeking to remove an old maritime crane from the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) to facilitate the development of the U2 Tower, a local environment group has claimed....