Valerie Mulvin

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Architect Niall McCullough on the roof of the Ussher Library at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Frank Miller

Niall McCullough Born: June 15th 1958 Died: August 20th 2021 Niall McCullough, who has died at the age of 63 after a short illness, was a brilliantly(...)

Dublin Civic Trust described Niall McCullough as ‘one of the great minds of our time’. Photograph: McCullough Mulvin Architects site

Dublin Civic Trust is among those that have paid tribute following the death of influential architect and writer Niall McCullough. In a post on socia(...)

Westport, courtesy National Library of Ireland, Lawrence Collection.

We have some interesting ways of being in Ireland. On the one hand we’re inordinately proud of our reputation overseas. We know and love how well rega(...)

‘Covid has killed the open-plan space,’ says architect Joanne Coughlan. Photograph: Getty

More than a year into the Covid-19 pandemic, we can already see changes to the ways we work and live that could have a lasting impact on future house (...)

Choreographer Liz Roche: among those admitted to Aosdána’s circle of 250 artists due to vacancies arising in the last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Author Kevin Barry, film-maker Pat Collins, architect Valerie Mulvin and painter Mairead O’hEocha are among new members elected to artists’ associatio(...)

‘Juggling the demands of a full house with work and study is already testing most households.’ Photograph: Justin Paget/Getty Images

After Covid-19, will Irish housing design change for good? The past weeks have taught us more about our homes than we possibly ever wanted to le(...)

Visitors to the Wholesale Fruit Market on Mary’s Lane in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Presence of the Past is the theme of this year’s Open House Dublin, October 14th-16th, with more than 90 buildings open to the public in the city(...)

Believe it or not, there is a common link between a vast university campus in Punjab, India and a small conservatory added to a house dating from 184(...)

McCullough Mulvin designs: Bessboro House, Cork

What makes cities look the way they do? Most people take them for granted, get stuck in traffic, admire the edifices, use the offices and dream of bi(...)

Blackrock library is a mix of old and contemporary, three buildings  linked by a new block along the back of the site

While it may be imperative to keep quiet in libraries, there is no need for them to be sombre, joyless settings. Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Coun(...)