January 2015

James Bourke elected Fellow of the RIAI

In December 2014 James Bourke was elected a fellow of the Royal Institute of the Architects Of Ireland.  He became a member of the RIAI in 1989 having successfully passed his professional practice admittance examinations in that year. Before his election as FRIAI he was a member of the Institute for 20 years.




Built Heritage Job Leverage Scheme 2014 launched


The Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, has launched a new fund – Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme – for the repair and conservation of protected structures. The scheme will be administrated the Local Authotities.


The Built Heritage Jobs Leverage Scheme will encourage the investment of private capital through the provision of matching public funds in a large number of small-scale, labour-intensive projects across Ireland. The aim of projects will be to repair and conserve historic structures while supporting the employment of skilled and experienced conservation professionals, craftworkers and tradespeople. The fund is not intended to assist in the carrying out of routine maintenance, alterations, improvements, or pre-existing works.


The closing date for applications is 4 p.m. on the 4th of February 2014.





12th April 2013

Sucessful planning permission for Cloyne Cathedral.

Planning permission has been granted by Cork County Council for our proposal on behalf of the Select Vestry  to create a new low key intervention into St Coleman’s Cathedral, Cloyne to provide much needed toilet and tea station facilities.  This will allow the greater use of the church to better serve the needs of the church and local community. The sucessful planning application for this sensitive conservation project was the result of constructive discussions and agreement with the church community,Cork County Council  planning department, Hertitage Office and conservation  officer.