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The 19th-century shop buildings at Blake’s Corner, Ennistymon, Co Clare

Public consultations close on Friday on Clare County Council’s latest plan to deal with long-running traffic congestion in Ennistymon by building a ne(...)

Architect Mel Reynolds  in his passive house in Sandycove,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The latest mews house to appear on a fairly typical Dublin lane parallel to Sandycove Road is anything but ordinary. For behind its starkly whit(...)

The former Black Church at St Mary’s Place in Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph: William Murphy.

Residents of Dublin’s north inner city are appealing to An Bord Pleanála against a decision by Dublin City Council to grant permission for a co-living(...)

Two houses undergoing restoration in Limerick.

You would never imagine that Limerick has the largest Georgian period urban area in Ireland, apart from Dublin, on reading the current tourism develop(...)

The Unicorn restaurant has operated at Merrion Row since 1938. Photograph:    Eric Luke

Dublin City Council has put on hold plans by Aviva to demolish a building that houses the fabled Unicorn restaurant on Dublin’s Merrion Row to make wa(...)

 Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Pritzker Architecture Prize-winners: Architecture has a deeper impact on our daily life than most other forms of culture which get more coverage. Photograph: Alice Clancy

By any reasonable measure, this week’s awarding of the 2020 Pritzker prize to Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects is a major ach(...)

Former environmental editor of The Irish Times Frank McDonald has been made a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland.

Frank McDonald, a former environment editor of The Irish Times, has been made a honorary fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. Present(...)

Tubbrid Castle

What do 1830s almshouses in Co Waterford, an “off-the-peg” Swiss cottage in Co Leitrim, a Tudor-era tower in Co Kilkenny and a mid 18th-century house (...)

The after-effects of ectocarpus –  a brown-coloured opportunist algae – in Dublin Bay at Booterstown which is killing seagrass

The decline of carbon-capturing seagrass, evidence of sea level rise caused by climate change, and major structural faults in coastal defences are amo(...)

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(...)

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