Yvonne Farrell

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 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(...)

Shelley McNamara and Yvonne Farrell of Grafton Architects

Whatever else you could say about Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara of Grafton Architects, one thing is certainly true: they’ve never lost the run o(...)

Principal architect at the Office of Public Works Ciarán O’Connor in front of the new Garda station on Kevin Street. The €28m building sets a new standard for Garda stations. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ciarán O’Connor is a man with a mission. Hugely ambitious, he rose up through the Office of Public Works to become its principal architect nearly eigh(...)

A total of  157 young people have been selected to take part in a one-day Youth Assembly at the Dáil on climate action. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Chances are at least one or two future TDs are among the delegates at the first Youth Assembly on Climate Action taking place in the Dáil on Friday. (...)

A2 Architects at Close Encounter at the Glucksman Cork Cork. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

The popularity of Open House, the worldwide free architecture festival, shows the huge level of interest in how, and where, we live and work or, at th(...)

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

Dublin-based Grafton Architects have been named as the recipient of the Royal Gold Medal awarded annually by the Royal Institute of British Architects(...)

When Joseph Walsh began working on his new series, using indigenous Irish timber, he ran up against an unexpected problem: Ireland’s smaller sawmills are in decline. Photograph: Andrew Bradley

On a patch of land near Kinsale in rural Co Cork, the ruins of a castle stand, almost impossibly tall. There is really only one wall left, and it’s a (...)

Adare Manor Golf Club: The Ryder Cup will be only mighty. We will look at ourselves at the end of it and ask  “aren’t we a great little country all the same?” Photograph: Getty Images

Could we not just abolish culture and call it sport? A bit extreme, I know. But I honestly have no idea what else we can do to banish the godawful ph(...)

Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken called Dolores(...)

Explorium: defying gravity at  the sport and science centre in south Dublin

Easter may be late this year, but, with signs that spring is springing, the two weeks off school means there’s a chance to get out and about for some (...)

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