The Robin Walker-designed former  Bord Fáilte HQ in Dublin: a submission calling on An Bord Pleanála   to preserve the modernist structure  compares it to a Renaissance villa

A ding-dong battle has developed over plans by Irish Life plc to demolish the former Bord Fáilte headquarters at Baggot Street bridge in Dublin and r(...)

Charles Haughey:  surely he and Mara did not think Keane was going to hotfoot it down to Temple Bar to open an experimental black box theatre space

‘I happened to go into the Shelbourne Hotel one day and PJ Mara was there. Naturally enough we had a refreshment, and he said ‘the Bossman is coming i(...)

The ‘cash for ash’ scandal has caused controversy at Stormont. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

In 1999, then US president Bill Clinton got into a lot of trouble over off-the-cuff remarks he made about Northern Ireland. He was at an event in Ca(...)

A model of Ballymore Group’s proposed development of Dublin Landings,  a 1,000,000sq ft mixed-use development situated along Dublin’s North Wall Quay. Photograph: Alan Betson

“The scarcity and cost of residential accommodation in Dublin concerns me . . . something needs to be done to get the residential market back building(...)

Uber probably doesn’t want to have to engage with the archaic structures of minimum wage, paid holidays, pension contributions, sick pay and other benefits that protect workers. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire Uber probably doesn’t want to have to engage with the archaic structures of minimum wage, paid holidays, pension contributions, sick pay and other benefits that protect workers. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The “sharing economy” has a nice ring to it. It works especially well in the ruthless tech “space” for companies who use fluffy language as a rhetoric(...)

Massgoers leaving the Pro Cathedral: “Even though Christ Church has been in possession of the Anglican church for nearly 500 years, it is still viewed by the Roman Catholic Church as the primary official Dublin cathedral, since it was so designated by the pope at the request of the then Archbishop of Dublin, Saint Laurence O’Toole, in the [late] 12th century.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

With a year to go before we mark the quincentennial, on October 31st, 2017, of Martin Luther nailing his demands for reform to the door of All Saints’(...)

 An Bord Pleanála has upheld a ruling prohibiting the use of a Dublin city apartment as an Airbnb letting without planning permission. File photograph: John MacDougall/AFP/Getty Images

A ruling prohibiting the use of a Dublin city apartment as an Airbnb letting without planning permission could have implications for the company’s bus(...)

Have a meta moment and check in to Facebook on Facebook while on a tour of the building’s international headquarters at Grand Canal Dock (pre-booking necessary)

If architecture is your thing, or maybe you just enjoy having a potter around buildings that don’t usually let you in, then the many Open House event(...)

An artist’s impression of the plan for the pedestrianisation of College Green.

Opposition to plans for the transformation of College Green into a European-style pedestrian plaza has now built up such a head of steam that Dublin (...)

The view from Hawkins House, Poolbeg Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

It can be hard to get away from Hawkins House: Dublin’s most hated building looms over my desk at The Irish Times. Almost all the windows in our offic(...)