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22 February 2008

Two rival designs for development of Dún Laoghaire unveiled

A multimillion-euro plan to transform Dún Laoghaire’s coastline into a “world-class” tourist attraction was unveiled yesterday. Two designs for the site along the East Pier to Sandycove were presented to councillors at a...

20 February 2008

Planners accused of ignoring guidelines for Ballsbridge

Dublin City Council’s planners have been accused of ignoring the council’s own guidelines in deciding this month to grant planning permission to a 15-storey development in Ballsbridge. Developer Ray Grehan was given permission...

20 February 2008

New town planned for site near Bray

Proposals to develop a new town on the outskirts of Bray, capitalising on the proposed Luas extension and proximity to the M11/M50 motorway, in Co Wicklow are being drafted by Wicklow County Council....

19 February 2008

15-storey tower approved for Ballsbridge site

Dublin City Council has approved a 15-storey residential tower at the former UCD veterinary college site in Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, as part of a €600 million mixed-use development. Developer Ray Grehan, managing director...

16 February 2008

Planning offices operating without architects

Almost a third of local authority planning divisions are operating without architectural services, a report has found. Local authorities in Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Meath and Laois are planning for the future without architects,...

16 February 2008

Museum puzzled by Seanad plan

The director of the National Museum of Ireland, Pat Wallace, has said he is “puzzled and concerned” about the plan to relocate the Seanad to the natural history museum on Merrion Square during...

16 February 2008

The Georgian guardians

It has become something of a truism to say that Ireland and her citizens are today utterly changed from what they used to be. But nothing better brings home the reality of this...

14 February 2008

High design, low energy in exciting scheme at Elm Park

If you walk along the south wall in Dublin (or float out to sea) and look back at the city you will see how its southern skyline has changed. On Merrion Road, in...

12 February 2008

New public transport bridge over Liffey agreed

Dublin City Council plans to build a new Luas and public transport bridge across the river Liffey from Marlborough Street to Hawkins Street, even though the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) has yet to...