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05 July 2008

Coroner’s Court set for overhaul

A major facelift is planned for the 107-year-old Dublin City Coroner’s Court in Store Street in the city centre. A new entrance and courtyard along with more offices in a two-storey extension are...

02 July 2008

Architectural Heritage Survey of County Sligo launched

Mr Michael Finneran, T.D. Minister for Housing, Urban Renewal, & Developing Areas has launched the Department’s Architectural Heritage Survey of County Sligo and the associated book, An Introduction to the Architectural Heritage of...

01 July 2008

Planning board gets 127 appeals on Ballsbridge tower

An Bord Pleanála is to hold a preliminary meeting next Wednesday to deal with the 127 appeals it received on developer Seán Dunne’s plans for the Jurys/Berkeley Court hotel sites in Ballsbridge, Dublin....

26 June 2008

Leinster House restoration is delayed for a year

A multi-million euro restoration of Leinster House has been delayed for a year because the Department of Finance insists the job must be completed for a pre-agreed price. The decision means that a...

26 June 2008

Dublin docklands €4.5bn expansion plan goes on show

A €4.5 billion plan for the further development of Dublin’s docklands has been put on display for public consultation. The master plan by the Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) includes proposals for high-rise...

26 June 2008

Green light for Gresham Hotel revamp

Dublin City Council has approved plans for a major revamp of Dublin’s Gresham Hotel which will it expand the number of its bedrooms by almost 50 per cent. Owner Precinct Investment has secured...

25 June 2008

Architect slams Byrne for being ‘out of touch’

An award-winning architect has labelled Gabriel Byrne’s criticism of a modern building in Dublin city centre as “absurd” and “out of touch”. The actor condemned The Billets, on Dublin’s Merrion Row, which scooped...

25 June 2008

More details sought on Carlton site

Dublin City Council has asked for further information before making a decision on plans for a €1.25 billion redevelopment of a site centred on the former Carlton cinema on O’Connell Street. Planners have...

24 June 2008

Public picks Donegal home for top architecture award

A private house overlooking Lough Swilly in Co Donegal is the first winner of a major Irish architectural award to be voted on by the public. Tuath na Mara won the first Public...