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(...)