Frank Mcdonald

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Former “Irish Times” journalist Frank McDonald with historian Catríona Crowe at the launch of his new book, “Truly Frank”, on Tuesday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A book by former Irish Times environment editor Frank McDonald was described as “a memoir not just of a fascinating life, but of a fascinating city” b(...)

File image from 2015 of Frank McDonald at Aldborough House, Dublin. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

“There is no use pretending that Frank McDonald is aiming at a judicial and dispassionate tone. He is not. He is in a rage,” said Maurice Craig of McD(...)

Frank McDonald and his husband, Eamon Slater, at the National Botanic Gardens on their wedding day, in 2016

Born in Dublin in 1950, Frank McDonald grew up in Cabra. A groundbreaking Irish journalist who wrote several books on Dublin’s built environment, he w(...)

Nos 86-89 Upper Leeson Street, which were threatened with demolition in the late 1960s. Photograph: Andy Sheridan

It was the tumbling of perfectly fine Victorian villas on Burlington Road in the late 1960s, to make way for office blocks, that spurred Carmencita He(...)

The proposed route involves a new bridge and viaduct over the river Corrib.

A plan for a €600 million ring road around Galway city is to be considered by the Cabinet today. The proposed route involves a new bridge and viaduct(...)

The layout consists of a terrace of four gable-fronted houses and the pair of longer, thin houses on Kelly’s Avenue and six houses to the rear.

Given the current housing crisis in Dublin, with so many people living on the edge, few could be happier than the social housing tenants who recently (...)

Full moon in Galway? Photograph: Galway International Arts Festival/Facebook

A “bridge” made of cardboard mounted on kayaks over the river Corrib and a “gargantuan” newspaper installation by Turner prize-nominated artist David (...)

The Instagarden from Argos who have thought long and hard about what is trending in gardening.  File photograph: Getty Images

Argos goes green What with Chelsea just finished and Bloom just beginning and the arrival, finally, of some decent weather we’ve all gone garden mad.(...)

Magazine by Eileen Gray / Le Corbusier

This year’s 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in May, is bound to become known as the “Irish biennale”. Not only is it being curated by Y(...)

 I The door knocker of the Headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society on South William Street. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

It was a brief letter to The Irish Times from Desmond Guinness that got the ball rolling. Writing in July 1957, he lamented that the old Georgian Soci(...)

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