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19 July 2008

1818 – Custom House, Cork

Architect: William Hargrave The first known Custom House in Cork was built in 1724 in Emmet Place and is now part of the Crawford Art Gallery. In 1818 a new Custom House was...

19 July 2008

1973 – Merrion Hall, Sandymount, Dublin

Architect: Stephenson Gibney & Associates The Merrion Hall office building provided accommodation for Irish Shipping Limited, Coras Trachtala (The Irish Export Board) and The Irish Goods Council. The site, on Strand Road, Sandymount,...

19 July 2008

1930 – Kodak House, Rathmines, Dublin

Architect: Donnelly Moore & Keatinge Kodak House is one of two listed art Deco buildings in Dublin. Designed by Donnelly, Moore and Keatinge, completed in 1930, with later modifications by William Sedgewick Keatinge...

17 July 2008

Planners waste architects’ time

Eighty percent of architects believe that planning decisions made by local authorities do not support good quality design, according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)....

17 July 2008

Clarence Hotel green lighted – with small changes

An Bord Pleanala has given the go ahead to the Norman Foster-designed project, which has been going through the planning process for over a year and a half. The decision is hugely significant...

16 July 2008

Architects rate Sligo as best council for planning

Eighty per cent of architects believe that planning decisions made by local authorities do not support good quality design, according to a survey commissioned by the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland...

12 July 2008

Big houses look to the future

Until recently Ireland’s history of engagement with its architectural heritage has been somewhat inglorious, a sorry tale of significant buildings either destroyed or neglected. Thanks to improved government legislation and the creation of...

11 July 2008

New Public Recreation Areas created in Spencer Dock Redevelopment

An important step in the restoration of the Spencer Dock Sea Lock took place with the installation of new outer, tidal lock gates on 28th May 2008. The redevelopment project will see the...

10 July 2008

An Taisce hits plan for 10-storey Cork tower

An Taisce has criticised a proposal for a 10-storey cylindrical tower as part of a major redevelopment of Government Buildings in Cork city as “an unacceptable intrusion” in a medieval part of the...