An example of living over the shop: A living room in a home created when two late Georgian buildings on Upper Camden Street, Dublin,  were combined  by DMVF Architects, above a restaurant at ground level.

Minister for Housing and Planning Darragh O’Brien’s recent pledge to review the regulations that govern the protection of Ireland’s architectural heri(...)

Desmond Guinness at Leixlip Castle in 2013. Photograph: Eric Lukebridge Big House Festival August Bank Holiday

Born: 8th September, 1931 Died: 20th August, 2020 It is an extraordinary tribute to the Hon Desmond Guinness, who has died aged 88, that it is merely(...)

Principal architect at the Office of Public Works Ciarán O’Connor in front of the new Garda station on Kevin Street. The €28m building sets a new standard for Garda stations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ciarán O’Connor is a man with a mission. Hugely ambitious, he rose up through the Office of Public Works to become its principal architect nearly eigh(...)

Former environmental editor of The Irish Times Frank McDonald has been made a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Frank McDonald, a former environment editor of The Irish Times, has been made a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Present(...)

House of The Dead: the barrister Brendan Kilty saved 15 Usher’s Island from structural collapse

On a freezing cold winter’s night in 1987 I was dancing by myself on the first floor of a derelict squat at the wrong end of Dublin’s quays. Debris, d(...)

Caroline Spillane, director general of Engineers Ireland: called for greater clarity on the Land Development Agency’s ‘objectives, powers and compellability’.

The State’s new €1.25 billion Land Development Agency (LDA) must have compulsory purchase powers to secure land if houses are to be built quickly, an (...)

Developer Harry Crosbie has proposed reclaiming land from the sea off the coast of Dublin to tackle the housing crisis. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Developer Harry Crosbie has proposed reclaiming land from the sea off the coast of Dublin to tackle the housing crisis. Mr Crosbie said reclaiming la(...)

A view of the construction site of The National Children’s Hospital. Photograph: Tom Honan

The National Paediatric Hospital Development Board was established by former minister for health Mary Harney in 2007 to oversee the building of nation(...)

Trees and the related issue of natural light – or the blocking of it – are one of the most common issues for property owners and their neighbours. Photograph: Getty Images

We bought our new home in an urban area relatively recently and noticed during the summer that our neighbour’s trees were significantly blocking our n(...)

Staff watch Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Minister for Business Frances Fitzgerald officially open LinkedIn’s Europe, Middle East and Africa headquarters in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Ryanair chief Michael O’Leary lifted his hands off the table and raised his eyebrows on Thursday when it was put to him at the company’s agm that some(...)

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