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20 March 2008

Gormley Announces Substantial Increase in Funding for Conservation and Protection of Built Heritage

Mr. John Gormley, T.D., Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has announced a funding package amounting to almost 25 Million to support built heritage projects in 2008. The provision represents a...

20 March 2008

Ulster firms cry foul at contest clique

A group of Northern Ireland’s heavyweight commercial practices has called on the Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA) to scrap part of its competition design criteria as they believe a ‘select list’ is...

17 March 2008

Proposal to preserve Pigeon House chimneys rejected

Planners in Dublin City Council have rejected a proposal to preserve the Pigeon House chimneys at Poolbeg by adding them to the Record of Protected Structures (RPS), on the basis that they are...

15 March 2008

How to make cities work

Ireland doesn’t have good cities. An opinion, perhaps. Cities are the way of the future and must get better. That is a fact. And another fact, demonstrated by history, is that cities which...

13 March 2008

Dunne puts rejected tower on display ahead of An Bord Pleanala appeal

Developer Sean Dunne’s plans for the the Jurys and Berkeley Court sites in Ballsbridge have been put on public display in the former Berkeley Court Hotel in advance of his appeal to An...

12 March 2008

Moving Dublin Port to free up 650 acres for development

Dublin Port is undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most valuable pieces of real estate, involving approximately 263 hectares (650 acres) of prime development land that is significantly undervalued in its current use. The potential...

12 March 2008

100m plan for Killarney

A dramatic viewing tower and a large eight-screen cinema as well as a courthouse will be among the key features of plans for a 100 million development on the former Great Southern Hotel...

12 March 2008

Academy of entertainment retakes the stage

James Joyce and John McCormack sang here, as did George Bernard Shaw’s mother, while other historic performers included Charles Stewart Parnell, Lady Gregory and WB Yeats. Yet the Academy, as the building on...

12 March 2008

McCauley Daye O’Connell proposal for VHI in Abbey Street

In 2004, VHI appointed McCauley Daye O’Connell to prepare a design to create a new high quality contemporary extension to its existing VHI Headquarters which incorporated Scot’s Church and also provides much needed...