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04 February 2008

Skyscrapers scaling new heights to beat council cut-off point

Dublin is set to become a skyscraper city, and the sky’s the limit on how tall buildings can go. More than a dozen high-rise buildings are in the pipeline, even though the city...

01 February 2008

De Paor Architects creates development aid showroom in Dublin

Tom De Paor has remodelled a Dublin shop to serve as an information centre on Irish overseas development assistance. It’s an experiment in transparency both for client and architect. In 2008, Ireland is...

31 January 2008

New town centre for 21st century in west Dublin

An ambitious town centre on 20 acres is planned for the heart of Adamstown, Dublin’s newest suburb. Fiona Tyrrell reports. A new town centre roughly the size of St Stephen’s Green – planned...

30 January 2008

Application for new €1.2bn town centre

A planning application to develop Ireland’s newest town centre has been lodged with South Dublin County Council. Adamstown Central will cost more than €1.2bn to develop and will be equivalent in size to...

27 January 2008

Publication on Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny launched

This comprehensive publication “Kells Priory, Co. Kilkenny: Archaeological Excavations” is based on the excavation work of the late Tom Fanning, a State archaeologist and subsequently senior archaeology lecturer in NUI Galway. Mr. Fanning’s...

23 January 2008

Dublin’s skyscraper proposal to combat urban sprawl

Buildings more than twice the height of Liberty Hall are to be considered in strategic locations in Dublin city including Grangegorman, around Connolly, Tara Street and Heuston stations and the docklands. Dozens of...

17 January 2008

Future proof homes and communities

A spate of energy requirements is affecting property owners as legislation in this area takes hold. There are two main stipulations: one which says property owners must provide a BER (Building Energy Rating)...

11 January 2008

Terry Pawson’s Visual Arts Centre engages with Carlow

Carlow Town and the county to which it gives its name are situated in a part of Ireland that has been urbanised since the Norman invasion of the 12th century. Here the towns...

04 January 2008

Concern at scale of plans for city centre Cork site

Big development plans for Grand Parade in Cork, which include a new city library twice the size of the present one, have run into trouble, with concerns expressed about overground and underground archaeology,...