Dermot Bannon launches the annual campaign with Lauren (3) and Jessica Walsh (5) from Ranelagh. Photograph: Mark Stedman

The popular annual Simon Open Door campaign is on next month, so get your name in early for a consultation.Now in its 11th year, the event, which has (...)

“If a project doesn’t make sense, it won’t fly – and you won’t get paid,” John Mulcahy warned more than 400 members of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI)

John Mulcahy, former head of property at Nama, dispensed sage-like advice to Irish architects at their annual conference last weekend, telling them th(...)

David Beattie and Anne Bradley with their son Hugo in the new extension to their home in Terenure which came about as a result of the annual Simon Open Door initiative. Photograph: Alan Betson

When David Beattie and Anne Bradley bought their three-bedroom terraced house in Terenure, Dublin, a few years ago they knew it needed an extension bu(...)

Jack (age 5) and his sister Ava O’Dwyer (age 7) with architect Dermot Bannon as the The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and the Simon Communities of Ireland launch the 10th annual RIAI Simon Open Door Weekend. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The hugely popular annual RIAI Open Door fundraiser for Simon Communities returns for its 10th year in May. The event to date has raised(...)

"It's a beautiful house with a great sense of space": Kevin Desmond's Georgian house on Synge Street, in Dublin 8, was divided into nine pre-'63 bedsits before he restored it to its former glory

When Kevin Desmond bought this Georgian house, on Synge Street, in Dublin 8, it was divided into nine pre-’63 bedsits. And although he has renovated (...)

It is understood Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn had sought a 12-month deferral of the new regulations on the basis that their implementation from March 1st could delay construction of 25 to 30 schools already being planned.

The Government has given itself a derogation from the new Building Regulations that came into effect on March 1st, with the aim of facilitating(...)

Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, where a new chapel will commemorate the 232 people who died in the 1916 Easter Week Rising. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Congratulations to O’Daly Architects in Dublin’s Rathgar who emerged winners out of 129 entries to an international competition to design the new Glas(...)

In an open letter to Minister for the Environment the architects call for the introduction of a latent defects insurance scheme to protect homebuyers against a repetition of the Priory Hall disaster. Photograph: Alan Betson.

More than 550 architects have joined seven former presidents of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) in calling for implementation (...)

Environment EditorSeven former presidents of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) who’ve been leading objections to the proposed Bu(...)

Nobody had seen so many Irish architects in one room – not even for the more extravagant annual conferences held abroad during the boom years – with m(...)

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