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RIAI Statement on the new Land Development Agency

RIAI Statement on the new Land Development Agency

Published: Thursday, September 27, 2018

The RIAI has welcomed the new Land Development Agency which signals a more coordinated approach to the provision of housing. However, the RIAI says the new LDA needs to be properly resourced and the establishment of this new agency will not solve the other obstacles that exist in delivering housing... Read more   

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News Dublin Looks To The High(er) Life

News Dublin Looks To The High(er) Life

Published: Monday, September 03, 2018

Dublin’s status as a low-rise city may have its visual merits, but increasing urban sprawl as well as commuting times and distances are a poor trade-off for anyone affected — and unsustainable in the long-term. Going up in height is inevitable to improve the efficiency of the city, but it... Read more   

Categories: Architecture | Housing | Planning | Practice


Fingal’s Construction Programme

Fingal’s Construction Programme

Published: Wednesday, December 20, 2017

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Eoghan Murphy, TD, described Fingal County Council’s construction programme as impressive during his visit this week to the largest social housing construction site in the country.

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RIAI Reiterates Call for ‘Property NCT’ to Foster Culture of Compliance on Housing Standards

RIAI Reiterates Call for ‘Property NCT’ to Foster Culture of Compliance on Housing Standards

Published: Thursday, November 09, 2017

The RIAI welcomes assurances from the Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy, that legislation will be introduced to impose tougher sanctions on landlords who are found guilty of putting people's lives in danger with unsafe accommodation. However, the RIAI believes that in addition to the proposed... Read more   

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RIAI Announces Results for the Silver Medal for Housing 2011 - 2012

RIAI Announces Results for the Silver Medal for Housing 2011 - 2012

Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The RIAI Silver Medal for Housing is the country’s premier award for residential architecture. Awarded since 1953, the purpose of the award is to encourage excellence of design in housing by giving public recognition to architects responsible for buildings of exceptional merit. The term... Read more   

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Press Release: ‘Rebuilding Ireland – Delivering a Sustainable Housing Recovery’

Press Release: ‘Rebuilding Ireland – Delivering a Sustainable Housing Recovery’

Published: Friday, February 10, 2017

The RIAI in partnership with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (DHPCLG) held the Joint National Housing Conference. Taking place in Dublin Castle, the biennial conference - which was first held in 1969 - brings together a wide range of policymakers, practitioners,... Read more   

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Nominations for the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing

Nominations for the RIAI Silver Medal for Housing

Published: Thursday, October 13, 2016

The Silver Medal for Housing is the highest award for housing design given by the RIAI. It is a biennial award made to encourage excellence of design in housing.

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€100k House Design Competition Announced by Minister Damien English

€100k House Design Competition Announced by Minister Damien English

Published: Monday, September 26, 2016

Mr. Damien English, T.D., Minister of State for Housing and Urban Renewal, announced at the 85th National Ploughing Championships on Tuesday, 20 September 2016, that he is to provide €100,000 in prize money to support a Smart Ageing design challenge to demonstrate innovation in the design and... Read more   

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RIAI Welcomes Intent and Ambition in Government’s Housing Strategy

RIAI Welcomes Intent and Ambition in Government’s Housing Strategy

Published: Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The RIAI has welcomed the intent and ambition in the Government’s Housing Strategy. It says the delivery will be dependent on central and local government working in a co-ordinated manner as proposed

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The Royal Institute of Architects welcomes €200 million Local Infrastructure Investment Fund

The Royal Institute of Architects welcomes €200 million Local Infrastructure Investment Fund

Published: Thursday, June 16, 2016

The RIAI welcomes Minister Coveney’s announcement of a €200million Local Infrastructure Investment Fund - to provide public off-site infrastructure to stimulate an increase in private housing in Dublin and in urban areas of high demand for housing.

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RIAI Statement on Proposed VAT Reduction on New Builds as Part of Government Formation Talks

RIAI Statement on Proposed VAT Reduction on New Builds as Part of Government Formation Talks

Published: Wednesday, March 30, 2016

The RIAI welcomes media reports of proposed VAT reduction on new builds as part of Government formation talks - which formed part of the RIAI's pre-election manifesto. The RIAI urges adoption of other manifesto elements to increase FDI and job creation potential, promote more efficient use of... Read more   

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RIAI Calls for a Dedicated Government Minister and Department for the Built Environment

RIAI Calls for a Dedicated Government Minister and Department for the Built Environment

Published: Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The RIAI has repeated its call for a dedicated Government Minister and Department of the Built Environment in the context of ongoing discussions around the formation of a new government. The call for a dedicated Government Minister and Department of the Built Environment was a key element of the... Read more   

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The RIAI in the Media

The RIAI in the Media

Published: Thursday, February 25, 2016

This week has been a busy one for the RIAI in the Irish media, with coverage on the RIAI’s Election Manifesto and Housing Policy.

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RIAI Housing Policy and Statement on new Apartment Sizes

RIAI Housing Policy and Statement on new Apartment Sizes

Published: Monday, January 25, 2016

New minimum apartment sizes introduced by Minister for Environment Alan Kelly last month cannot actually be built, says the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI), in a report by the Irish Times,

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