Jim O Callaghan

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Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects said the winning design that the ESB has for the site was in keeping with a “philosophy within contemporary architecture that you can restore the essence of a historic fabric, in this case the Georgian streetscape, in a contemporary way”.

The traditional Georgian street facade which was torn down in 1965 to make way for the ESB’s headquarters in Fitzwilliam Street in Dublin should not b(...)

The ESB offices on Fitzwilliam Street Lower. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Almost 50 years since the demolition of 16 Georgian houses in what was described by conservationists as one of the worst acts of vandalism in the h(...)

Róisín Shortall: “Very few countries of our size have a second house of Parliament, why should we?” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The opposing sides in the referendum to scrap the Seanad plan to step up their respective efforts in the final 10 days of the campaign.With polling da(...)

The Walworth Road premises are the last remaining physical evidence of Portobello’s once-thriving Jewish community, which at its peak accounted for up to 80 per cent of the population of the locality. Photograph: David Sleator

Residents of Portobello are appealing against Dublin City Council’s decision to approve plans for a expanded Irish Jewish Museum on the site of five t(...)

If the referendum is carried, the Seanad would be abolished from midnight on the day immediately before the next Dáil first meets after the next general election. Photograph: Frank Miller

Some 40 articles of the Constitution will have to be amended to remove references to the Seanad if the public votes to scrap the Upper House. (...)

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