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08 September 2008

Sudden death of Commissioner of Public Works

David Byers, the Commissioner of Public Works in charge of State property and projects, died suddenly on Saturday of a heart attack while visiting Wales. Mr Byers, who was 55, had been an...

07 September 2008

Major architect layoffs expected by end of year

As many as one-third of the 3,000 architects employed in Ireland could be out of work by the end of the year because of the downturn in the construction sector in Ireland and...

05 September 2008

Wexford Opera House makes its debut

The Office of Public Works Architects with Keith Williams Architects’ new Wexford Opera House officially opens today. The 33 million (27 million), 7,500sq m project in south-east Ireland boasts two theatres: a 780-seat...

05 September 2008

Inside Wexford’s giant cello

The unique attributes of Wexford’s old Theatre Royal as an opera house were its intimacy and eccentricity. Nowhere else in the world could you hear and see an obscure opera being performed in...

04 September 2008

Ghostly sign sealed as hospital expands on Lincoln Place

Leaving well enough alone is not something we are good at, according to architect Valerie Mulvin. So when it came to advising on what should be done with the faded Finn’s Hotel sign...

01 September 2008

Draft outlines challenges to planning sector

The government is being urged to take a much more pro-active approach to architecture by appointing a State architect to advise on policy and permitting local authorities to hire their own architects. A...

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...