The An Bord Pleanála debate over the ESB headquarters on Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin, continued on Friday. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The ESB headquarters in Georgian Dublin is “categorically” not on the city council’s inventory of late 20th-century buildings considered for preservat(...)

Leading expert on 20th-century buildings Shane O’Toole told the An Bord Pleanála hearing that the ESB headquarters on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street is worth protecting. File photograph: David Sleator

The ESB headquarters on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Street, earmarked for demolition, is a “unique and crucial component” of modern architectural character i(...)

Marie Donnelly: had said in her appeal that she had tried to get an art gallery to take over the Dalkey building

Art collector Marie Donnelly offered to lend 10 paintings from her family’s collection to Dún L aoghaire-Rathdown County Council fo(...)

The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square in Dublin, which opens next week. Archiseek describes the project as “another failed attempt to bring big-name architecture glamour to Grand Canal Square ... the finished product seems more plastic than hewn from rock”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was meant to be so much more dramatic, as if hewn from a single block of stone seven storeys high – something that would “put a champagne fi(...)