Market House, Castleblayney, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Magnaparte

Drive through almost any Irish country town and you will see abandoned shops, empty houses and discover a general air of slow decline. You will also f(...)

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(...)

Bocconi University in Milan, Italy

Grafton Architects continue to stack up the gongs for exceptional contributions to the world of architecture. It has this week been awarded the Royal (...)

Friends: acting its age

WHAT’S HOT Samantha Barry The Cork woman is now editor-in-chief at Glamour in the US. Aungier Street Press Up Entertainment is renovating a long der(...)

Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara of Grafton Architects, in their office in Dublin. They have chosen to curate the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

For Grafton Architects’ Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, the signal honour of being appointed as curators of next year’s Venice Architecture Bienn(...)

Curators of Ireland’s national pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition at  Venice Biennale, 2018: Tara Kennedy, Jo Anne Butler, Laurence Lord, Miriam Delaney, Jeffrey Bolhuis, Orla Murphy

The curators of Ireland’s national pavilion at the International Architecture Exhibition at next year’s Venice Biennale, 2018, have been announced. Co(...)

Enabling environment: Granby Park on Lower Dominick St, Dublin, was transformed from a vacant  site into a place of creativity for everyone

Every industry has its shindig: a glitzy award ceremony, sales fair or seminar. For architects, the Venice International Architecture Bienniale is the(...)

Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects: their appointment as curators of next year’s Venice Biennale of architecture feels like a major step. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“The ghosts of modern architecture.” That memorable phrase is how architectural historian Beatriz Colomina describes women’s status in the profession(...)

Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara, of Grafton Architects, at their office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects – the Dublin-based practice which recently won the RIBA International Prize – have been name(...)

Shelly McNamara and Yvonne Farrell, of Grafton Architects, at their office in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Dublin-based architectural firm Grafton Architects led by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara has won the inaugural architecture prize for new public (...)

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