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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...

25 August 2008

Winds of change for Dublin quarter

A controversialredevelopment of Dublin’s historic Windmill site is to go ahead after an objection was withdrawn. Heritage body An Taisce withdrew its appeal to a decision by Dublin City Council to grant permission...

21 August 2008

Student architects transform an Atlantic village

Sleeping on scaffolding, mopping out shower blocks , and building a bird hide from bales of straw are not quite the activities that one associates with an architectural career. However, several hundred students...

21 August 2008

I love the night light

What’s red, blue, purple and green and holds 1,500 people? The new eircom headquarters. And our pictures show Dublin’s first red-light district in decades lighting up as engineers test the unusual lighting system...

21 August 2008

Opposition grows against advertising panel plan in return for bike rental

Archiseek, Ireland’s architectural discussion website, has added its voice to calls on Dublin City Council to halt the erection of free-standing advertising panels on footpaths in the city pending a review and investigation....