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Friday 3 February 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Building

All time
# Michael M O'Shaughnessy
Meet the Irishman who gave the green light to the Golden Gate Bridge
An archive of papers belonging to the NUI Galway graduate have gone on show this week.
# Going Up
Government plans to have young people sharing kitchens and living rooms to help ease the rental crisis
Minister Eoghan Murphy says Dublin has to go high-rise.
# South Dublin
Clondalkin social housing estate gets green light from council
Sinn Féin raised concerns about the lack of integration between social and private housing, however.
# Grande For Some
The Paris Olympics will have beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower
The International Olympic Committee this week named Paris and Los Angeles as hosts for the 2024 and 2028 Olympics.
# old central bank
This is what the new Central Plaza in Dublin could look like
The plan includes restaurants, shops and a rooftop venue with 360° views of the city.
# Crane Kick
Irish building sites face more chaos as crane drivers vote to ramp up strikes
Crane drivers represented by Unite want a big increase in pay.
# roadblock
'It would have a detrimental impact': City council rejects Johnny Ronan's Dublin skyscraper
The tower could have been Dublin’s tallest storied building.
Voices
Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis
Although there is no silver bullet, and the problem has become so acute that it probably needs the kitchen sink thrown at it, writes Victor Duggan.
# planning matters
The number of planning permissions granted has shot up by 50%
The number of apartment permissions represents a 60% jump on last year, while houses are up 48%.
# Galway
This is Ireland's favourite building
The shortlist included 60 projects across 13 counties and three international projects.
# Architecture
From tree houses to museums: Public asked to vote for Ireland's favourite building
The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland wants your opinion.
# Creation of Adamstown
The builders behind a flagship Celtic Tiger development say it's back on track
Despite the fanfare Adamstown has been something of a stop-start development.
# House of cash
Dublin is one of the 10 most expensive cities worldwide in which to build
A new study found building costs are higher in the Irish capital than in Paris or Madrid.
# the exo
Take a look at what will be Dublin's tallest office building
Its construction will take about two years at a cost of €70 million.
# skyscraper
Two Kerry brothers plan to construct Ireland's tallest building in Cork
Kevin and Donal O’Sullivan have helped develop some of New York’s most iconic structures.
# up and up
One of Ireland's biggest landowners gets permission for hundreds of Dublin apartments
Marlet Property is planning 320 apartments in four-storey blocks at the Cabra site.
# no 10 mill street
'It could have fallen into the street': How a derelict building in Dublin's Blackpitts was transformed
It’s now going to be part of a site that offers student accommodation.
# Housing Crisis
Over €200 million invested by EU bank to build 1,400 new social houses here
Over 700 houses are also to be renovated under the scheme.
# raising questions
'They don't want it slipping through their fingers': Just what is happening with the Cork Event Centre?
This week, an appeal for more money was put forward. But not that much work has been done on the site to date.
# Dublin in size
Businesses are snapping up Dublin offices that haven't even been built yet
Savills chairman Roland O’Connell said that pre-letting is emerging because it delivers benefits for all parties in the market.
# Home Sweet Home
Want to end homelessness? How about converting every emergency hostel in Ireland into a home
Finland provides a positive example of what can be done to end long-term homelessness.
# building and property
Limerick likely to get one of Ireland's tallest buildings in the form of 15-storey office block
The building will house offices and luxury apartments.
# home from home
1,500 student beds on the way to Dublin thanks to major US developer
Hines says it could deliver as many as 1,500 beds in the coming years.
# Room to improve
15 reasons Dermot Bannon is a national treasure
The patience of a saint.
# Brexit demand
There are over 130 new office buildings being planned for Dublin
The buildings, if completed, will total over 12 million square feet and be enough space to accommodate over 100,000 employees.
# London's Drawing
Could a floating parliament be the answer for Britain's £4 billion restoration?
The Palace of Westminster needs a serious facelift.
# Spruced Up
This is the tallest wooden building in the world
The student accommodation is 53 metres tall and was completed in less than 70 days.
# wrecking ball
The silos at Boland's Mill have been fully demolished
The development will be finished in 2018.
# Court
Ex-Nama worker accused of leaking confidential information
Paul Pugh will face trial later this year.
# The Only Way Is Up
Running out of space? Add another floor to your house
Seriously.
# Your Say
Poll: Should Irish cities become high-rise?
Plans have been approved to increase the height limit of apartments in Dublin.
# flashy
Planning approval given for Dublin's tallest office building
‘The Exo’ is set to change the capital’s skyline.
# Evacuation
"Suspicious vehicle" causes alert near BBC offices
One reporter said that staff were not told to leave the newsroom.
# Building
'We can have harsh words with each other without damaging confidence' -- Eoin Reddan
A win over Ulster isn’t enough to satisfy Leinster’s players as they seek an upturn in form before heading back into Europe.
# Looking Up
We've spent €1.7 billion more building houses this year than 2014
Building has gotten underway on 11,955 residential housing units.
# Housing Crisis
Nama project set to create almost 1,000 student beds in the heart of Dublin
The development in Dublin’s Docklands will be the largest off-campus facility in the country.
# Children's Hospital
A novel new use for Guinness waste heat (no rude jokes...)
A system whereby hot water or steam could be pumped from the brewery to the new hospital is being investigated.
# Children's Hospital
“There’ll always be objections, there’s objections to somebody putting an extension onto their house."
Planning permission for the new hospital to be built on the St James’s Hospital site is due to be submitted today.
# y'all aint ready
Dublin is 'completely unprepared' for another boom, apparently...
The government has hit back at Fianna Fáil’s criticism over ‘lack of investment’.
# shoe box
Surveyors welcome plans to make Dublin apartments even smaller
Council planning proposals would see the minimum size reduced by almost 20%.