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Emma Gilleece
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Concrete proof that brutalism is beautiful ( first published in Sunday Times 5 March 2017)
In the 2015 British dystopian thriller High-Rise, Tom Hiddleston caresses a concrete pillar in his new concrete-walled apartment before taking to his concrete balcony to sunbathe naked. The film, based on a 1970s book of the same name by JG Ballard, creates...

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My article 'Limerick Regeneration Game' published in the December issue of Village Magazine online now.
https://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2017/02/limerick-regeneration-game/

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Delighted to have my article on Ranks silo Limerick feature as National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) Building of the Month.
http://www.buildingsofireland.ie/Surveys/Buildings/BuildingoftheMonth/Archive/Name,3175,en.html

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Flowers for Franco Last week I learned that a letter  from Carlow County Council will wing its way across the Atlantic to America congratulating Donal Trump on winning the US presidential election. An interesting question is did this same council propose se...

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Building bridges in Limerick (by not building a bridge). My article in the latest issue of Village Magazine. In shops now. http://villagemagazine.ie/index.php/2016/08/building-bridges-in-limerick-by-not-building-a-bridge/
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On 29 June 1963 Limerick welcomed America's first citizen, 46 year old President John Fitzgerald Kennedy as part of his Irish tour which took in Dublin, Wexford, Cork and Galway. Limerick's inclusion was a last minute change after much civic campaigning foc...

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EUR:Mussolini's Monuments On 7 June BBC4 aired my hero Jonathan Meades ' latest offering Ben Building: Mussolini, Monuments and Modernism. I began my year with a visit to Rome. Meades' fantastic exploration of Rome under the charismatic Benito and what his ...

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