ESB Headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street.. In the plans lodged by the company, parts of the development would have been seven storeys high, far taller than the surrounding Georgian houses. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

ESB plans to demolish and redevelop its 1960s Fitzwilliam Street headquarters at a cost of about €150 million have been given approval by Dublin Ci(...)

A computer-generated model of the ESB’s finished Fitzwilliam Street head office redevelopment.

ESB plans to demolish and redevelop its Fitzwilliam Street headquarters at a cost of about €150 million will be lodged with Dublin City Council next w(...)

The bank intends to relocate 1,400 staff to its new headquarters from three sites, including its Dame Street headquarters. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Central Bank’s plans to redevelop the half-built former Anglo Irish Bank building in Dublin’s dockland(...)

 Kieran Binchy (centre): said he was supporting the motion “with a heavy heart” because the buildings could never be brought back but he was against a “Disneyland version of a Georgian street”. Photograph:  Sandra Harney

Dublin city councillors have voted to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB’s redevelopment (...)

The ESB wants to demolish the Dublin offices designed by Sam Stephenson and Arthur Gibney in the 1960s and replace them with new offices doubling the capacity of the existing building. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin city councillors will vote tonight on whether to change the city development plan to facilitate the ESB ’s redev(...)

Molyneux House, Bride Street, Dublin 8: The building is occupied by RSM Farrell Grant Sparks, which is paying a rent of €1,038,000

With the investment market still running strongly and attracting more buyers, Savills is to offer for sale an unusual office complex in Dublin’s south(...)

Musician Paddy Cullivan: mourning what was destroyed to build the likes of Hawkins House (above), the ESB offices, car parks and modern housing

At a Leviathan event in Dublin last week, the topic was “What’s so special about Dublin anyway?”. Before the panel, comprising city architect Ali Greh(...)

A place apart: one of the cantilevered cabins at Glencomeragh House

A group of exquisite buildings by a young, now disbanded practice of architects, Bates Maher, has won the RIAI Gold Medal, a triennial award that is I(...)

The ESB offices, viewed  from Baggot Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The announcement by the ESB in 1962 that it planned to demolish 16 houses on Lower Fitzwilliam Street provoked widespread opposition from conservation(...)

The ESB offices on Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 50 years since the demolition of 16 Georgian houses in what was described by conservationists as one of the worst acts of vandalism in the h(...)