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11 March 2008

Students desert building and property courses

Students are deserting courses in building and property at third level as concern about the housing market deepens. The latest figures from the CAO show a drop of almost one-third in the number...

10 March 2008

Ballsbridge high-rises may have overreached themselves and the city

Two and a half years ago, when Sean Dunne broke all previous records by paying 53.7 million an acre for the Jurys site in Ballsbridge and then trumped that a few months later...

09 March 2008

DDDA move forward with Liffey Island development

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) looks set to go ahead with a major infill and high-rise scheme called Liffey Island in the North Lotts area. The land is then likely to be...

07 March 2008

Wright On

Tucked-away in the middle of the county Wicklow town of Greystones is a newly built house of unusual architectural significance. Built in 2007, the house, a remarkable two storey modernist affair, was completed...

06 March 2008

Frank Lloyd Wright builder fears bungalow blitz

It is incredible that there is Frank Lloyd Wright house in Greystones, Co Wicklow, but for owner Marc Coleman, the recently completed building is the realization of a 27-year dream. He first came...

05 March 2008

Digital Hub office plan scaled back

Cavan-based developer P Elliott has come back with another proposal for the Windmill site at the Digital Hub in Dublin’s Liberties, this time concentrating on the digital media office element of the site....

04 March 2008

Architecture awards build on a solid reputation for design

Celebrating the best in Northern Ireland architecture is the goal of the Royal Society of Ulster Architects which has officially launched this year’s Design Awards due to take place in the Waterfront Hall,...

01 March 2008

Funding of €3.5m under the Civic Structures Conservation Grants Scheme announced

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has announced grant offers totalling €3.5m to 138 Conservation projects around the country under the Civic Structures Conservation Grants Scheme, 2008. The Minister said...

29 February 2008

Dublin split over the U2 Tower

Dubliners like a good debate and a recent hot topic of discussion has been the U2 Tower, the development in the city’s docks area that has earned its nickname through the involvement of...