Safe for now: Lansdowne House, Brian Hogan’s Ballsbridge office block, is so distinctive it should be a protected structure. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Architects may ‘have a vested interest in knocking things down’, but for Brian Hogan, Dublin’s most prolific commercial architect for three decades(...)

Concrete jungle: the US embassy in Dublin, designed by John M Johansen and completed in 1964. Photograph: Paul Tierney/Dublin City Council

Ugly, hated and dated, it can feel as if the years between 1940 and 1970 were wilderness ones in Ireland: decades that taste and time forgot. As our n(...)

Peter Branigan in the basement room of 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin, where he was born. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

If these walls could talk . . . Well actually, if you put the gentle squeeze on them, they do. Just inside the large front door of 14 Henrietta Stree(...)

 The Houlihans at their renovated house at Lakelands, Stillorgan. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

If you met husband and wife duo, Kevin Houlihan and his Swedish wife Kathrin, at a dinner party you wouldn’t necessarily have them pegged as property (...)

Former residents of 14 Henrietta Street: Jane Lynch, John Horrigan and Peter Brannigan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“That’s where we all lived,” says Peter Brannigan, looking at the space under the recently reinstated staircase in the hall of No 14, Henrietta Street(...)

A room in 14 Henrietta Street, Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Funding for one of the Government’s seven “flagship” 1916 Rising commemorative projects could be at risk due to a dispute over its name. Minister of(...)

A social history “time capsule”, charting the use of a Georgian house in Dublin over almost 300 years, is to be opened to the public next year.Dublin (...)

Al-Mustapha Islamic Educational & Cultural Centre Ireland, Coolmine Industrial Estate, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eugene Langan

One day there was a knock on the door of Denis Byrne Architects in Dublin’s North Great George’s Street and Maggie Moran opened it to find a tall, (...)

The Wide Streets Commission was  responsible for much of the quays and the area around the Custom House

The 1963 planning Act – which introduced a national planning system – is seen as the advent of modern planning in Ireland. However, Ireland’s first pl(...)