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27 April 2009

1891 – McKee Barracks, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin

Architect: Major Robert Barklie RE Imposing and extravagant cavalry barracks, completed 1891. Plans prepared by Royal Engineers Dept, carried out under supervision of Robert Barklie, who was from Larne, Co. Antrim.

27 April 2009

1782 – Mulligans, Poolbeg Street, Dublin

Mulligan’s pub was founded in 1782 and retains much of its original character with its low ceiling and wooden bar. Due to its proximity to the former Irish Press offices, it was a...

27 April 2009

heneghan.peng.architects and Mittelrheinbruecke

heneghan.peng.architects have won a competition to design a bridge over the Rhine on the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Rhine valley. The design for the new crossing takes a relatively simple approach,...

23 April 2009

1846 – Irish Rail Works, Inchicore, Dublin

Inchicore Works is the headquarters for Mechanical Engineering and Rolling Stock maintenance in Irish Rail. Established in 1846, it is the largest engineering complex of its kind in Ireland with a site area...

22 April 2009

Shortlisted projects designed for variety of uses

Social housing and innovative private sector schemes feature on the shortlist for Ireland’s premier housing design award, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) Silver Medal, to be presented next Monday....

22 April 2009

Shelbourne Development First to submit plans for Clonburris

Shelbourne Development has submitted planning application for Kishoge, a unique sustainable property development at Clonburris, Ireland’s first designated eco district. The application seeks permission for a medium density mix of generously proportioned homes...

22 April 2009

Carlton site plan would be a ‘gross overdevelopment’

The proposed redevelopment of the Carlton cinema site in Dublin city centre would constitute gross overdevelopment and could have an adverse impact on many protected structures, An Bord Pleanála has been told. The...

21 April 2009

Carlton cinema site development ‘could undermine character of O’Connell Street’

The proposed €1.25 billion redevelopment of a 5.5 acre site centred on the former Carlton cinema on O’Connell Street, could “serious and irreversibly” undermine the character of Dublin’s main street, An Bord Pleanála...

20 April 2009

ESB competition for world-class redesign of HQ

The ESB intends to use the opportunity provided by the redevelopment of its head office in Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, which it announced last week, to create a “world-class example of sustainable and innovative...