Ballyfermot’s forthcoming PlayPark: state-of-the-art park design will furnish something for everyone

Some urban parks are sedate affairs, all herbaceous borders, duck ponds and benches, but not so Ballyfermot’s forthcoming PlayPark. After an interna(...)

The new playground will incorporate a play area and skate/BMX park.

What might a new interpretation of a children’s playground look like? Four design practices from New York, Amsterdam, London and Dublin have been sh(...)

St Vincent De Paul: one of the charities to benefit from the Matheson Foundation. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Accounts have just landed for three registered charities owned by law firm Matheson. Medb Charitable Trust, Badb Charitable Trust and Eurydice Charita(...)

The Big Slide:  a temporary structure in Stratford for children

When is architecture not architecture? When it gets involved in designing playgrounds for children? Enables social transformation in run down urban(...)

The arrangements using charities are part of tax-efficient structured finance deals aimed at attracting the institutions to set up “special purpose vehicles”in Ireland to house the high-risk assets. A team of economists from the Central Bank last month published a report on the use of these types of structures

Matheson, Ireland’s biggest corporate tax firm, uses three charities registered to “relieve poverty and distress” to help hedge funds and banks pay le(...)

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