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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...

28 August 2008

Mediterranean styling meets southside suburbia

Some Irish architects have recently played with white, slight, light while others have embraced the shaggy eco look and we have all learned valuable design and living lessons from this. Although there are...

28 August 2008

O’Connell Bridge undergoes structural repair

Work is under way to repair the damaged balustrade and pillars on Dublin’s famous O’Connell Bridge. The repairs, which began on Monday, include fixing its vertical pillars and part of the rail on...

26 August 2008

New Liffey bridge to open up 29km of green space

Construction of Dublin’s newest pedestrian bridge is one step closer to commencing as a tender is put out for the project. The footbridge, across the Liffey, is part of a 29km green space...