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Sandymount Strand, famed in song and story, holds a special place in the hearts of Dubliners. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sandymount Strand, famed in song and story, holds a special place in the hearts of Dubliners. With the two Poolbeg stacks providing a backdrop, its br(...)

Proposals to reclaim lands on Sandymount Strand and the Tolka Estuary drew opposing political opinions from Dublin councillors. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Reclaiming Dublin Bay for housing would be preferable to “using it as an open sewer” Independent Cllr Mannix Flynn has said. Cllr Flynn was respondin(...)

Sandymount Strand: Ireland would fail to address climate change problems if it continued to allow Dublin to sprawl outwards, said RIAI president David Browne. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Reclaiming Dublin Bay would help Ireland meet its climate targets, as well a providing much-needed housing for the city’s growing population, David Br(...)

 A scheme to infill Dublin Bay for housing, including part of Sandymount Strand,  was proposed by Patrick Abercrombie 100 years ago.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

Building on Dublin’s Sandymount Strand and the Tolka Estuary could provide enough homes for 150,000 people, the president of the Royal Institute of th(...)

The extension at Scoil Chríost Rí boy’s national school in Caherdavin, Co Limerick won the  public vote.

A Limerick primary school extension for students with autism has won the annual Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) people’s choice de(...)

David Browne, president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland,  said co-living bedrooms of less than 25-30sq m would be “in my opinion, too small”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The president of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland has said he has concerns about the size of some co-living schemes currently envisage(...)

President of the RIAI David Browne:   urges the Government to establish cost and performance benchmarks for buildings, as well as standardised pre-qualification processes for both public and private sectors. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Almost half of Irish architects shun public contracts because of excessive bureaucracy, uncertainty and working practices which add both time and cost(...)

The introduction of Help To Buy and an overall rise in development means first-time buyers  have more choice now than they would have had in the recent past, and bidding isn’t as frenzied

They are aged about 34, earning about €69,000 if they live outside of Dublin, and €81,000 in the capital, and looking to buy a new home in Dublin 15, (...)

Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland   president David Browne said moving the port outside Dublin would present a “golden opportunity” for the development of the city. Photograph: Frank Miller

Suggestions by Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) president David Browne that Dublin Port should move out of the city to free up hous(...)

 David Browne, president of the RIAI: “Affordability is probably the biggest challenge to addressing the housing deficit at the moment,” he says.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Government needs to “significantly reduce” its tax take on the development and sale of new homes to address the housing crisis, the president of t(...)

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