Queen Elizabeth II gives a speech during a State Banquet at the Schloss Bellevue Palace on the second day of a four day State Visit in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Guido Bergmann/Getty Images. 1:54

Queen Elizabeth II has warned of the dangers of a divided Europe hours before her prime minister, David Cameron, presents his reform proposals for the(...)

Nest House in East Wall by Urban Agency 4:01

From the headquarters of Airbnb in Ringsend, via the buildings of the Botanic Gardens and a private house extension in Drumcondra made entirely from p(...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast which was designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey Architects

Multiple award-winning Dublin-based architects Sheila O’Donnell and John Tuomey are to receive Britain’s Royal Gold Medal in recognition of their l(...)

A pair of Pratfall chairs by Philippe Starck, €1,400-€1,800 at de Veres

As “brown furniture” continues to struggle in the auction rooms, there’s been a surge of interest in 20th-century furniture, some of which is o(...)

The proposed new design for the Clarence Hotel by  British “starchitect” Norman Foster

U2 bandmates Bono and The Edge are fighting back against a Dublin City Council decision that blocked their plans for a flying saucer-style roof for th(...)

The facade of the Clarence Hotel on Wellinton Quay in Dublin. Photograph: Pat Langan/The Irish Times

Plans by Bono and The Edge to revive their parked €150 million revamp of Dublin’s Clarence Hotel were stopped in their tracks by Dublin City Council, (...)

Boris Johnson: “We have to build an airport capable of emulating that scale of growth.” Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Heathrow Airport should be closed and turned into a garden city for 200,000 people, London mayor Boris Johnson said as he put forward a plan to build (...)