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23 September 2008

Cork’s ‘North Mon’ to be refurbished

A former school building in Cork has been purchased by the city council at a cost of �1.25 million and is set to be transformed in to a cultural centre. The red brick...

22 September 2008

New East Wall Community Centre by O’Donnell & Tuomey

The Sean O’Casey centre, which has been in operation for 23 years, has been rebuilt and extended as part of a 9 million plan part-funded by the Docklands Authority and the Government. The...

22 September 2008

Architects told to seek work abroad

It is not just construction workers who have been ensnared by Ireland’s property downturn: the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has warned of a job famine facing hundreds of new graduates...

22 September 2008

Irish graduate architects face job famine

The president of the RIAI (Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland) has warned Ireland’s young graduate architects that they face a job famine because of the property downturn. Sean O’Laoire told The...

16 September 2008

Irish pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale

AJ columnist Patrick Lynch has sent these photos of the Irish Pavilion at the Venice architecture biennale, in which he is an exhibitor. He writes: ‘The Irish Pavilion 2008, curated by Professor Hugh...

16 September 2008

Dublin to get new bridge over River Liffey

Dublin City Council has confirmed it is to build a new 15 million bridge over the River Liffey, just downstream of O’Connell Bridge. The council said the bridge, funded by the Government’s Transport...

14 September 2008

Leinster House is falling down – secret report warns of danger to TDs and staff

Substantial risks to politicians and other civil servants who work in the crumbling Leinster House complex have been outlined in a confidential report delivered to the Ceann Comhairle. Despite the clearly outlined risks,...

13 September 2008

Local authorities decide on only half of all planning bids within deadline

A total of 35,725 planning applications were made to local authorities last year, some 29,936 of which were for individual houses, according to a report on public service indicators released yesterday. The report...

12 September 2008

‘Insensitive’ tower design Desmond’s sole concern

Billionaire Businessman Dermot Desmond was motivated by an interest in architecture and the protection of Ballsbridge, Dublin and Ireland, in his opposition to Sean Dunne’s high-rise development, An Bord Pleanala has been told....