The Carrowbeg River in Westport , Co Mayo:  Carole Pollard  says Westport is a good example of an Irish town where value was placed on having an architect.  Photograph: Michael Mc Laughlin

Carole Pollard has no doubt as to the value of architects; after all, she has been practising in the profession since she graduated from the DIT Scho(...)

Brooklyn apartment featured on the Houzz site

It’s been seven years since Houzz, the brainchild of wife and husband team Adi Tatarko and Alon Cohen emerged out of the frustrations they experienced(...)

Jessica Walsh (6) from Ranelagh launches annual RIAI Simon Open Door campaign. Photograph: Conor Healy Photography

With spring in the air thoughts turn to domestic refurbs, but they don’t always come cheap. At the annual Royal Institute of the Architects of Irela(...)

John Redmond: his niece, Dame Teresa, had been a nun in the convent in Ypres from which 14 Benedictine nuns had to flee.

March 3rd, 1916 The daughter of the managing director of The Irish Times was married with much pomp and circumstance in London. Victoria Arnott was(...)

In its pre-election wishlist, the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland is calling for a Government policy on architecture. File photograph: Getty Images

A new minister and department of the “built environment” should be set up as part of the next government, according to the Royal Institute of the Arch(...)

Minister for the Environment, Community and Local Government Alan Kelly  at the Fold Ireland housing project  in Finglas on January 26th, 2016 with  Cathy Norris (left), housing officer, Fold Ireland and resident Hilda Hickey Wrenn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has accused the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) of being “hypocritical” and “wrong” in its(...)

Minister for Environment Alan Kelly said he was issuing the Planning Guidelines on Design Standards for New Apartments to kickstart apartment development and improve the affordability of housing in Dublin. File photograph: Getty Images

New minimum apartment sizes introduced by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly last month cannot actually be built, according to the Royal Institute of(...)

Lower size doesn’t mean lower cost, says the  Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland. Photograph: The Irish Times

Dublin workers will be pushed back into commuting long distances to work if apartment construction does not get underway in the city, Minister for the(...)

Longboat Quay apartment block in the Dublin docklands. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

No guarantees can be given that we won’t see a repetition of the Longboat Quay situation because the current building regulations – implemented by for(...)

A culture of compliance with building regulations has to be fostered

Consumer protection for the most significant purchase in an individual or family’s life, that of a home, has never been adequately addressed. The curr(...)

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