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25 April 2008

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Lyric gets permission in Belfast

Belfast City Council has granted planning permission for O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Lyric Theatre. The 4,300sq.m building, which the practice won in a 2003 competition, will be clad in Belfast brick and will house...

24 April 2008

Clarence and Connaught: a tale of two cities

Luxury hotels will always be with us. Even in the midst of the “credit crunch”, people with money were checking in last week at the Connaught Hotel in London’s Mayfair, where the cheapest...

24 April 2008

Grafton Architects lecture in New York

Following the success of Shane O Toole’s lecture Import+Export, which was introduced by Kevin Roche at the American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) in New York in April, Anchor and Animation by Grafton Architects,...

23 April 2008

€180m spent assembling ‘Dublin Central’ site

The 5.5-acre site for the ‘Dublin Central’ scheme between Upper O’Connell Street and Moore Street took over four-and-a-half years to complete and involved around 70 leaseholders and freeholders Property developer Joe O’Reilly of...

23 April 2008

Conference on Dublin told of chance to redesign

The first chance to redesign Dublin city since the 18th century would preserve the Georgian squares and streetscapes while allowing “a small number of high-rise buildings in a small number of areas of...

23 April 2008

Waterford tower to be twice as tall as Liberty Hall

A tower described as being twice as tall as Dublin’s Liberty Hall will form the focal point of an urban development in Waterford, which is set to create 400 jobs during construction and...

23 April 2008

Church of Ireland launches stained glass database

A new database recording stained glass windows in Church of Ireland churches will be launched next Monday at the Irish Architectural Archive. Named ‘Gloine’ (glass), the new database will allow users to search...

22 April 2008

Plans for Waterford skyscraper unveiled

Plans were unveiled today for a skyscraper at the heart of a €380 million redevelopment of an old iron foundry in Waterford city. The 32-storey building is the centrepiece of an ambitious riverside...

22 April 2008

€1.2bn mall scheme to transform O’Connell Street area

Developers are to lodge a planning application with Dublin City Council this week for a €1.2 billion mixed-use scheme for a 5.5 acre site centred on the former Carlton cinema on Upper O’Connell...