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21 August 2008

Opposition grows against advertising panel plan in return for bike rental

Archiseek, Ireland’s architectural discussion website, has added its voice to calls on Dublin City Council to halt the erection of free-standing advertising panels on footpaths in the city pending a review and investigation....

21 August 2008

Council street ads branded a total ‘disaster’

A popular architectural website has branded Dublin City Council’s new on-street advertising panels “an unmitigated disaster”. The website, Archiseek, now wants the council to halt the installation of the free-standing billboards pending a...

19 August 2008

Traffic ban to create pedestrian spine through the heart of Dublin

Traffic is to be completely banned from the Grafton Street corner of Dublin’s St Stephen’s Green when a public plaza is created as part of works for the Metro North light-rail system. The...

14 August 2008

Bank of Ireland redevelopment refused permission

Dublin City Council has refused permission for the redevelopment of the Bank of Ireland on Baggot Street. According to the city’s planning department, “The Bank of Ireland complex is a protected structure as...

14 August 2008

Giant city tower would ‘dwarf’ the Four Courts

A major row is looming after plans were submitted for a gargantuan tower that would dwarf the historic Four Courts. The capital’s former motor taxation office is to be replaced by an 11-storey...

10 August 2008

Dublin bike scheme billboards threat to drivers

Dublin’s “free bike scheme” for its citizens has encountered an unexpected obstacle. It has emerged that the city council will be liable for accidents caused by the billboards that have been erected on...

10 August 2008

Advertising space for rental bikes ‘a dodgy deal’

The agreement between Dublin City Council and international advertising company JC Decaux to provide rental bicycles in exchange for advertising space estimated to be worth €1 million annually is a “dodgy deal”, Green...

10 August 2008

Plans for underground rail line for Dublin to go on public display

The route and station plans for the new underground rail line from Heuston Station to Dublin’s Docklands, will be put on public display by Iarnród Éireann from tomorrow. The line, which the company...

10 August 2008

Design for Royal Canal Linear Park Unveiled

The Royal Canal Linear Park, which has been designed by Paris-based architectural practice, Agence Ter, will feature floating gardens, playgrounds, pavilions, new bridges and sporting facilities. The park will provide a visually striking...