Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork, which won the Academy of Urbanism’s Great Street award in 2015

Cork city will be under the spotlight at the end of this month when the Academy of Urbanism comes to town for its annual congress. According to the a(...)

Market House, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Magnaparte

Drive through almost any Irish country town and you will see abandoned shops, empty houses and discover a general air of slow decline. You will also f(...)

 Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: George Munday/ Getty Images

We all like to think we live in a great place, but I was delighted to see this week that my Dublin neighbourhood of Kilmainham has been formally recog(...)

The theme of the Dublin conference was “Urban Future, Cities & Towns in Transition” and delegates also heard how responding to so-called millennial workers will create vibrant city centre

Apartment living is the future for our cities, according to Dublin City Architect Ali Grehan. Speaking at the Academy of Urbanism (AoU) conference on(...)

The Usher’s Island-Bridgefoot Street area was deemed the least attractive area in Dublin city in an analysis that forms part of the Mapping Beauty project. Image: Google Streetview

Usher’s Island is the ugliest place in Dublin city according to research that will be presented at a Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIA(...)

Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork city

Cork has fought off the challenge of London and Liverpool to see its second street, Oliver Plunkett Street win a major award for the best street in th(...)

Melody Teixeira and Jamal Houmane of Casablanca Barbers. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

Oliver Plunkett Street in Cork, which celebrates its 300th anniversary this year, would appear to be the best street in Ireland. It’s certainly the(...)