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26 January 2009

Oireachtas car park must go, says OPW

Plans to build an underground car park under Leinster House must be indefinitely deferred and the temporary car park on Leinster Lawn removed, the Office of Public Works (OPW) has said. Leinster Lawn,...

26 January 2009

Dome of ‘Pepper Canister’ church in danger of collapse

The dome of one of Dublin’s most famous landmarks, St Stephen’s “Pepper Canister” Church on Mount Street, is in danger of collapse because of a lack of funds to complete its restoration. The...

26 January 2009

Don’t change our historic city centre warns architect

The ‘down-at-heel’ appearance of a street in Dublin’s city centre should be retained and not given a “bland” makeover. The national heritage agency, An Taisce, has lodged objections to a number of plans...

26 January 2009

Can you help the Rossmore Conservation Group?

2008 was a good year for the future prospects of a fine mausoleum, hidden in Brown’s Wood in the midst of Rossmore Forest Park, Monaghan. The establishment of the Rossmore Conservation Group and...

25 January 2009

“˜Delay’ to 46m Liffey Leviathan was a tall story

It appears to be a giant misunderstanding. Antony Gormley, the creator of the proposed sculpture of a 46m wire man in the Liffey, claims the project has not been postponed and could begin...

22 January 2009

Cold water poured on Liffey pontoon proposal

Another proposal for the River Liffey has been given the boot by An Bord Pleanála which has refused planning permission for a 120m pontoon off the Boardwalk at Lower Ormond Quay because it...

22 January 2009

How to object to that monstrosity planned next door

So your neighbour wants to build a large extension to their home and is applying for planning permission. This is a scenario more and more home owners will face as market conditions and...

21 January 2009

Action to demolish €83m development adjourned

A legal action by developer Seán Dunne, aimed at having an €83 million rival development on Dublin’s north quays torn down on grounds it is unauthorised, has been adjourned pending the outcome of...

20 January 2009

Raising the roof on a field of dreams

Sports fans will raise the roof on the new Lansdowne Road stadium when it opens on schedule next year. Work has started on the roof structure of the new 50,000 capacity venue, which...