A handout image  issued by Stormont’s Department of Environment of an artist’s impression of how the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze near Lisburn will look.

An estimated £100 million (€117 million) is to be invested in the redevelopment of a site near Lisburn where the Maze prison once stood. (...)

File photo of a cell at the Maze prison site. Stormont’s Minister for Planning Alex Attwood has granted permission for the Peace Building and Conflict Resolution Centre at the Maze near Lisburn.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A controversial peace centre at the site of the former Maze prison in Northern Ireland has been given the green light by planners. Storm(...)

The Marker Hotel, Grand Canal Square in Dublin, which opens next week. Archiseek describes the project as “another failed attempt to bring big-name architecture glamour to Grand Canal Square ... the finished product seems more plastic than hewn from rock”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was meant to be so much more dramatic, as if hewn from a single block of stone seven storeys high – something that would “put a champagne fi(...)

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