Frank Mcdonald

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Developer Pat Wigglesworth and conservationist Ian Lumley  at 3 Henrietta Street in Dublin. Photograph: Laura Hutton

I never thought I would live to see the day when we would be able to herald the arrival of a renaissance for Henrietta Street, in Dublin 1. But with t(...)

Joe McGowan: rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is rare indeed for property developers to write memoirs, or leave anything on the public record. But that’s what Joe McGowan, of once-notorious bui(...)

One Building on Lower Grand Canal Street, Stripe’s European HQ, will be sold for nearly €50m to an international investor

The sale of the European headquarters of Stripe at the One Building on Dublin’s Lower Grand Canal Street has been agreed in an off-market transaction (...)

Opponents of the proposal said the developement would be ‘entirely inappropriate for Temple Bar’

Temple Bar residents have succeeded in blocking plans for four-storey student accommodation units in Temple Bar. The ruling by An Bord Pleanála uphol(...)

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 (...)

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