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05 September 2008

Inside Wexford’s giant cello

The unique attributes of Wexford’s old Theatre Royal as an opera house were its intimacy and eccentricity. Nowhere else in the world could you hear and see an obscure opera being performed in...

04 September 2008

Ghostly sign sealed as hospital expands on Lincoln Place

Leaving well enough alone is not something we are good at, according to architect Valerie Mulvin. So when it came to advising on what should be done with the faded Finn’s Hotel sign...

01 September 2008

Draft outlines challenges to planning sector

The government is being urged to take a much more pro-active approach to architecture by appointing a State architect to advise on policy and permitting local authorities to hire their own architects. A...

31 August 2008

HKR Architects sees big jump in profits

The directors of HKR Architects, one of the biggest architectural practices in the country, are ‘‘cautiously optimistic’’ about the future, after it recorded rises in turnover and profits. HKR made a pre-tax profit...

30 August 2008

New Monaghan County Library opens in Clones

Opened in early June, the new County Library for Monaghan is located in Clones. Intended as a part of the regeneration of this run-down town, the new library was designed by Keith Williams...

30 August 2008

Ryan W. Kennihan Architects wins Henrietta Street Ideas Competition

The commission of an Open Ideas Architectural Design Competition to address the site of No. 16 Henrietta Street was enshrined as a policy in the Henrietta Street Conservation Plan, (2006). The competition was...

29 August 2008

Cork quayside complex gets go-ahead

The developers of a proposed €120 million hotel and apartment quayside complex in Cork have welcomed the decision by Cork City Council to grant planning for the project and have expressed optimism that...

28 August 2008

Green light for hotel on ‘potential Viking site’

A nine-storey hotel in Dublin has got the go-ahead despite concerns its location could be an important Viking site. The city council granted permission for the building, which is planned for Aungier Street...

28 August 2008

Does €100m worth of business in return for 450 bikes AD up?

Dublin City Council should make public a contract in which advertising space is being exchanged for bicycles, a politician has said. The call comes as controversy continues to surround the deal struck between...