The Tricolour above the porch of the Shelbourne hotel, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Shelbourne has always had more grandeur than any other hotel in Dublin’s history. And now, following an almost complete restoration of its exterio(...)

‘Irish Period Houses’, a conservation guidance manual, written by building conservation surveyor Frank Keohane and published by the Dublin Civic Trust

Restoring a period house requires passion, patience and plenty of money. Now help is at hand in a new hardback book Irish Period Houses, a conservatio(...)

The last remaining mews buildings on St Stephen’s Green are to be sold by Dublin City Council for €620,000, against the advice of a conservation re(...)

Once a mansion: the three houses at 76-78 Parnell Street where an anarchist collective are squatting

Most of the time, you might pass the three Regency style merchant houses at the O’Connell St end of Parnell St East and think they are just another(...)

 Aungier Street:   the council has yet to complete a survey of the vacancy levels in the city, but surveys on Aungier Street indicate a likely upper floor vacancy rate of 40-60 per cent. Photograph:  Bryan O’Brien

A tax relief scheme designed to encourage the reuse of vacant city centre buildings, particularly for homes, has attracted just eight applications to (...)

The trust has largely been engaged in policy work, completing an inventory of the city under the Historic Heart of Dublin programme as well as carrying out major studies of Capel Street and others

Dublin Civic Trust is on the move after selling its headquarters in Castle Street to a US venture capital fund for just short of €900,000. However the(...)

A walk in St Stephen’s Green will be led by the head gardener, starting from the Fusiliers’ Arch at the top of Grafton St at 10.30am. Photograph: Eric Luke

Dublin Garden Squares Day, organised by the Dublin Civic Trust this Saturday, June 20th is a fantastic opportunity to explore the natural and built he(...)

The mews buildings to the rear of 14/15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2

The sale of the last two remaining Georgian mews buildings on St Stephen’s Green has reached “preferred bidder” status at a price rumoured to be more (...)

Council workers attempt to stabilise number 30 North Frederick Street which is part of Dublin’s Georgian fabric in need of refurbishment. Photograph: The Irish Times

Dublin’s endangered Georgian houses have effectively been excluded from a new tax relief scheme designed to regenerate the historic core of city centr(...)

Derelict mews buildings at the rear of the Little Museum on St Stephen’s Green Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The last two remaining Georgian mews buildings on St Stephen’s Green are being offered for sale by Dublin City Council despite calls from Dublin Ci(...)