Archive for the Planning and Architecture Category

DCC Notes for December 2018 / January 2019

By Alexander Kearney December 10th SEAC Notes On the 10th December 2018 the monthly South East Area Committee (SEAC) meeting took place with Rose Kenny attending as South East Area Manager, and Ruairí McGinley (Ind) in the role of Chair. […]

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UCD Goes Holl-the-way: The questions begin

By Alexander Kearney When the American architect, Steven Holl was announced the overall winner of UCD’s Future Campus Master Plan competition early last August, it’s fair to say the reaction in the wider architectural community was mixed. He had prevailed […]

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Dermot Desmond’s Shrewsbury Dream Palace

By Alexander Kearney In early September news rippled through the various property pages that a trust linked to billionaire Dermot Desmond had finally secured planning permission to demolish a large Edwardian house (with later additions) at No. 24, Shrewsbury Road. […]

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DCC Notes for SEAC September 2018

By Alexander Kearney After its annual break in August, the South East Area Committee (SEAC) resumed its monthly meetings on the 10th September 2018, with Rose Kenny attending as South East Area Manager. Ruairí McGinley (Independent) assumed the role of […]

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U2 Visitor Center: “Still haven’t found what they’re looking for”

By Alexander Kearney In late August, U2’s desire to build a dedicated 2,864 sq metre visitor centre / exhibition space to themselves on Nos. 15-18 Hanover Quay received a polite but firm push back from Dublin City Council. The proposed […]

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