St John’s Castle in Limerick shut up shop on Monday due to Hurricane Ophelia

The State’s major heritage sites were among the venues closed all day on Monday due to the severe weather warning. The Office of Public Works, which (...)

The former Screen Cinema flanked by College House (right) and Hawkins House (at rear), in Dublin city. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Redevelopment plans for the former Screen Cinema in Dublin would create an “overbearing and imposing mass of office building” and have a negative impa(...)

Designs for new garda national support headquarters on Military Road near  Heuston Station. Source: OPW

Construction work is to begin in early 2019 on a seven-storey base for a number of Garda units close to Heuston train station in Dublin. The project(...)

The new headquarters  of the Office of Public Works in Trim: an architectural representation of the Tara Brooch

Even as Dublin office rents reportedly hit highs of €590-€645/sq m (€55-€60/sq ft), the Office of Public Works has managed to keep its average payment(...)

The Government has doubled the amount of salt available to clear Irish roads this winter. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Government has doubled the amount of salt available to clear Irish roads and is preparing more than 200 extra emergency beds for rough sleepers as(...)

The Minister for Justice, Frances Fitzgerald, announced in October 2015 that Sligo would get a new station

A planned walkout by gardaí based at Sligo station, a regional headquarters described as “not fit for purpose”, has been deferred following commitmen(...)

Smithfield Square (above), “a large urban public space and park”, and two other smaller squares for public use are only “yards away” from the Hammond Lane site. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A plan to rezone land in Dublin city centre could threaten the future of the planned family court complex on Hammond Lane, it has emerged. Proposals(...)

The failure by inter-departmental flood-risk management committees to meet for periods of up to six years is unacceptable and reflects a stop-go gover(...)

Modern science centres are a huge draw for tourists but also for schools and family outings. File photograph: Getty Images

The development of a state-of-the-art science centre for Dublin has been nearly 30 years in the making. Despite no end of good will and positive senti(...)

The Exploration Station development would open up Iveagh Gardens (above) and add to the front elevation of the National Concert Hall  facing on to Earlsfort Terrace.

A large planetarium forms the centrepiece of a multimillion-euro plan to build a world-class interactive science centre in Dublin. The Office of Publ(...)

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