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12 June 2008

Tough times for architects

With little action on residential sites and builders holding off on larger schemes, it was just a matter of time before architecture firms were forced to make some hard choices. The word on...

12 June 2008

Heneghan Peng design for Giants Causeway to go ahead

The National Trust, Northern Ireland’s largest conservation charity, has unveiled its vision for new visitor facilities at the Giant’s Causeway. Since November, the charity has taken the lead on the delivery of facilities...

11 June 2008

21 objections to €1.25bn ‘Dublin Central’ plan

Developer Joe O’Reilly’s ambitious proposal for a €1.25 billion “Dublin Central” retail and residential scheme encompassing 5.5 acres of the north city centre has attracted considerable opposition. Dublin City Council received 21 objections...

11 June 2008

Historic clock tower due to be restored collapses

One of Northern Ireland’s best-known historic structures has collapsed just two weeks after a process to compulsorily purchase the building was completed. The clock tower in the Co Tyrone village of Sion Mills...

09 June 2008

“Studies in the Gothic Revival” launched

Studies in the Gothic Revival, edited by Professor Michael McCarthy & Karina O’Neill, contains the text and illustrations of ten papers delivered at a conference held in the Irish Architectural Archive in January...

05 June 2008

Architectural Feasibility Study for Meeting House Square

Temple Bar Cultural Trust wish to examine the feasibility of a capital project for Meeting House Square in order to render the venue more suitable for a wider range events and are seeking...

05 June 2008

Sturdy finance building with plenty of light relief

Spike Milligan will rest easy now, in the confident knowledge that the Huguenot cemetery at Merrion Row, Dublin, will never fall into the hands of developers. Years ago, fearing that it was under...

01 June 2008

U2 tower is ‘stuck in a moment’

There are growing doubts over the future of the landmark U2 tower in Dublin’s docklands as the fallout from economic downturn continues to take its toll on the property market. Informed construction industry...

31 May 2008

Arnotts backs €1.2bn ‘park in the sky’ plan

A €1.2bn redevelopment of Dublin’s Carlton cinema has been backed by the company behind major plans for a neighbouring site. Arnotts Properties has written to Dublin City Council expressing its support for Chartered...