One historical example of biophilic design in Ireland is Christchurch Cathedral. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In his 1984 book, Biophilia, American biologist Edward O Wilson described the term as humanity’s “urge to affiliate with other forms of life”.This “ur(...)

Harry Crosbie, near the site of the Point Village in 2007: Nama agreed to invest €32 million to finish the project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nobody can dispute that Harry Crosbie had a vision for Dublin.In neglected parts of the city he founded the Point music venue, now the O2, in 1988, he(...)

So loud, so bold: James Earley with his Joycean makeover of  Blooms Hotel in  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A few weeks ago Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan launched an artist’s residency at the Gibson Hotel in Dublin. There’s little strange in that,(...)

The fast-growing high- tech company Dropbox is to locate its international operations centre in part of the former Aviva offices at Park Place on Hatc(...)

Mossy Quinn was a member of the Dublin squad that won the Sam Maguire in 2011

The Dublin GAA county board has appointed former football star Tomás Quinn as commercial manager. Mossy Quinn, as he is known, will be charged with li(...)

Martin O’Neill, manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team, at his first press conference. Photograph: Alan Betson

A familiar face took a seat among the rows of simpering suits and smiling reporters waiting to greet the Republic of Ireland soccer manager. It was Ki(...)

Frankie Whelehan: “World domination, for the moment, is off the agenda. We’ve got a second chance of life here and we’re going to make sure we hold on.”

Sitting in the bar of the funky Gibson Hotel in Dublin’s docklands, Frankie Whelehan is positively beaming. Just two weeks ago his Choice Hotel Group (...)

Facebook plans to move to top-quality office block on Grand Canal Square. Photograph: David Sleator

Facebook is to embark on a major expansion of its European headquarters in Dublin after completing legal contracts to rent almost twice the volume of (...)

Harry Crosbie.

Developer Harry Crosbie has been chosen as the first recipient of the Dublin Docklands Lifetime Achievement award. Mr Crosbie has been a force behind (...)

‘All the time,” Edele Lynch says, rolling her eyes as she settles herself on the sofa with a cup of herbal tea. “It’s mostly ‘Oh-ohhhh!’, or ‘I(...)