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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...

07 August 2008

Memorial to Irish architect of White House unveiled in Kilkenny

A memorial to the Kilkenny-born architect of the White House, James Hoban, is being unveiled this evening, 100 yards from his birthplace near Callan. The structure, commemorating 250 years since the architect’s birth,...

07 August 2008

Architecture students gather in Dublin and Letterfrack

Take 400 architecture students from more than 40 countries. Throw them together in a hothouse atmosphere for 14 days of talks, lectures, walking tours and workshops in Dublin and Connemara. What you get...

31 July 2008

Orange Order marches into contemporary design

A new cultural centre has been built on the site of a former Orange hall and Church of Ireland hall in Bready, Co Tyrone. The centre, commissioned by the Bready and District Ulster...