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06 December 2007

Smock Alley Theatre project on hold after objections

The restoration of what is said to be one of Europe’s oldest theatres, Smock Alley, in Dublin’s Temple Bar, has been hit by planning objections. A €7.2 million plan by the Gaiety School...

05 December 2007

North Wall Quay sites shortlisted for new bank HQ

AIB Capital Markets has shortlisted two waterfront sites on North Wall Quay in the Dublin docklands for its new headquarters which will extend to 37,160sq m (400,000sq ft). It is currently based in...

04 December 2007

Milk Market plans to open six days a week

Planning permission has now been lodged with Limerick City Council for the massive €2m redevelopment of the Milk Market, which could see the market open six days a week. The city council are...

04 December 2007

O’Donnell & Tuomey’s Photographers Gallery wins planning in London

Celebrated Dublin architect O’Donnell & Tuomey has received planning permission for its new £16 million building for the Photographers Gallery in London. The six storey building, to be located in the heart of...

03 December 2007

Building plans give U2 hometown blues

Abroad, the biggest rock band on the planet are lauded as the champions of the poor and the conscience of rich nations normally indifferent to global poverty. But at home in their native...

03 December 2007

Plans to restore Leinster Lawn to be reviewed

Plans to restore Leinster Lawn, which was paved over almost 10 years ago to create a “temporary” car park for the Dáil, are to be reviewed at an Oireachtas Commission meeting next week....

02 December 2007

OPW issues request for tenders for adviser to new Abbey Theatre

The Office of Public Works is looking for a specialist adviser to help oversee the proposed new Abbey Theatre project. The OPW has issued a request for tenders, seeking providers of theatre consultancy...

01 December 2007

Architects offer alternative to Tiernan’s Arthur’s Quay plans

A top Limerick architectural firm has presented a radical alternative to the propsed demolition of the Arthur’s Quay complex to the city planners. In a detailed submission to Limerick City Council last week,...

30 November 2007

Irish Heritage Trust acquires Fota House

The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, has announced that he has approved the acquisition of the prestigous heritage property, Fota House and Gardens, by the Irish Heritage Trust. The Irish...