The future of one of the country’s iconic houses, which has been repeatedly damaged by vandals and arsonists, is likely to be decided shortly when consultants report to Cork County Council on how much it will cost to stabilise the building.
Wed, 13 Sep, 2017
Period dramas have us drooling over English historic houses of a grand and, often, ostentatious type, some lived in by generations of the same family, others conserved by venerable institutions like English Heritage and the National Trust.
Sat, 10 Jun, 2017
Property developer Johnny Ronan’s planned “iconic” 22-storey Aqua Vetro tower will have an adverse and detrimental effect on the character and integrity of key buildings and architecturally-sensitive locations in Dublin, according to one objector to the plans.
Wed, 07 Jun, 2017
Heritage groups have called for the full implementation of planning laws and for more state funding to protect at-risk historic buildings after one of the country’s finest Georgian villas was gutted in a suspected arson attack.
Tue, 26 Jul, 2016
Fine Irish furniture, an antique pierced steel helmet reputedly owned by Sir Thomas Wentworth, the harp owned by Derek Bell of The Chieftains, and a set of bagpipes used at Fenian gatherings in West Cork gives some idea of the range and breadth of the Guinness family collections to be sold in Naas today.
Tue, 06 Oct, 2015
When controversy erupted in the mid-1960s over plans for its construction, a revered architectural expert opined that the ESB headquarters which now stands on Dublin’s Fitzwilliam St was only replacing “one damned house after another ... a rubbish uneven series”.
Sat, 19 Oct, 2013
IF you stuff most contemporary homes to the PVC gutters with period antiques, or insist on nothing but fine reproductions, drowning a brand new semi-d in scar-tissue reds and sombre library greens, the Keeping Up Appearances finish is just about odds-on.
Sun, 30 Jun, 2013
EVEN driving down this country’s rural roads, much of Ireland is hidden, more of it is simply overlooked, abandoned, or ignored. And, some of it is making its way back – as can be seen in a day in the wandering company of someone like the multi-faceted George Gossip.
Sat, 06 Nov, 2010