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27 April 2008

Docklands deal went against area master plan

The Dublin Docklands Development Authority (DDDA) signed an agreement with property developer Liam Carroll allowing him to build taller buildings on the north quays in Dublin than was provided for in the master...

27 April 2008

Property developer laments lack of planning

Much property development in Ireland has been badly thought-out, with poor quality building and few facilities, according to property developer Mick Wallace. “Too much of what’s been in this town [Dublin] for too...

26 April 2008

1888 – No.54 Dame Street, Dublin

Architect: Millar & Symes Now rendered, the building was finished in brick and sanstone dressings upon completion. Designed for Kenny & Owens, merchant tailors, this must have been a fine store in its...

26 April 2008

The tearing of the Green

Plans for the Metro North line entail excavating a large section of St Stephen’s Green at huge cost. But some are questioning the wisdom of using the Green as a transport hub, and...

25 April 2008

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Lyric gets permission in Belfast

Belfast City Council has granted planning permission for O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Lyric Theatre. The 4,300sq.m building, which the practice won in a 2003 competition, will be clad in Belfast brick and will house...

24 April 2008

Clarence and Connaught: a tale of two cities

Luxury hotels will always be with us. Even in the midst of the “credit crunch”, people with money were checking in last week at the Connaught Hotel in London’s Mayfair, where the cheapest...

24 April 2008

Grafton Architects lecture in New York

Following the success of Shane O Toole’s lecture Import+Export, which was introduced by Kevin Roche at the American Irish Historical Society (AIHS) in New York in April, Anchor and Animation by Grafton Architects,...

23 April 2008

€180m spent assembling ‘Dublin Central’ site

The 5.5-acre site for the ‘Dublin Central’ scheme between Upper O’Connell Street and Moore Street took over four-and-a-half years to complete and involved around 70 leaseholders and freeholders Property developer Joe O’Reilly of...

23 April 2008

Conference on Dublin told of chance to redesign

The first chance to redesign Dublin city since the 18th century would preserve the Georgian squares and streetscapes while allowing “a small number of high-rise buildings in a small number of areas of...