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06 October 2008

Memorial garden for for White House architect

A memorial garden has been opened to commemorate the Irish-born architect who designed and built the White House in Washington DC. More than 20 White House officials travelled to the opening of the...

03 October 2008

Liberties Local Area Plan on exhibition

The Liberties draft Local Area Plan (LAP) is now out for public consultation. The vision is to make the Liberties a great place to live, work and visit. The draft plan will be...

02 October 2008

Dunne scheme ‘oppressive and monolithic’

An Bord Pleanala has been urged to reject developer Sean Dunne’s 1.5 billion high-rise scheme for Ballsbridge on the grounds that “Ballsbridge is not Knightsbridge”. Barrister Colm MacEochaidh, who is representing objectors to...

02 October 2008

Open Debate: Has Dublin Changed For The Better?

The Irish Architecture Foundation presents as part of Open House Dublin 2008, a debate: Has Dublin Changed For The Better? The event will be held in the Liberty Hall Theatre, Dublin on October...

02 October 2008

Calm and contemporary yet family friendly

A Belfast house designed by an architect for his own family is on the shortlist for the RIBA Manser Medal. The house, which was designed by Kieran McGonigle, a partner in Belfast architects...

02 October 2008

Widow hopes to fulfil husband’s Abbey wishes

The widow of a Dublin architect is hoping to have her late husband’s wishes fulfilled by having a number of granite blocks he saved from the old Abbey Theatre incorporated into the new...

01 October 2008

Exchequer should fund project at Cork docks, says report

The Exchequer should fund hundreds of millions of euro worth of infrastructure, including bridges and roads, to kickstart the development of Cork docklands, according to an influential report. In addition, the Government should...

01 October 2008

Letter campaign in favour of tower

Developer Sean Dunne orchestrated a large-scale letter-writing campaign to persuade Dublin City Council to grant permission for his high-rise development in Ballsbridge, An Bord Pleanala has been told. Mr Dunne is seeking permission...

30 September 2008

Dublin council plans swinging cuts in city building projects

Dublin City Council has drawn up a citywide list of building projects which are likely to be shelved because of the declining public finances. The council refused to provide The Irish Times with...