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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...

24 June 2008

RIAI Irish Architecture Awards 2008

Best Accessible Project: ABK Architects for the New Civic Offices, Cork Best Conservation / Restoration Project: Michael Collins Associates for the Chq building, Custom House Quay, Dublin 2 Best Educational Building: Murray O’Laoire...

24 June 2008

Byrne lashes out at top building

A building lambasted by actor Gabriel Byrne for its “hideousness” has won a major design award. ‘The Billets’ on Dublin’s Merrion Row — which is the new Department of Finance office — scooped...

21 June 2008

Mini Manhattan for Dublin? No thank you…

Dubliners don’t want to live in a mini Manhattan, it emerged this week. The City Council’s grand plans for a high-rise capital have drawn a 95pc disapproval rating at a public meeting. The...