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In this section you'll find articles of interest in our core areas of experience of sustainable design, enterprise, cultural clusters, healthcare and local area development, as well as updates on the projects we have been working on with civic leaders across public, private and community sectors.

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03 February 2017

Towards a National Design Strategy
Yesterday saw the launch of Ireland - the Design Island: a consultation paper towards a National Design Strategy, by Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D. As founding partner of Irish Design 2015, out of which this strategy emerged, we're delighted to see this commitment to sustained investment in design, and proposals for a series of actions for the strategic development of the design sector in Ireland. Read More


16 December 2016

Minister Mitchell O’Connor officially launches report on Irish Design 2015
Irish Design 2015 – Making Design Matter details the activities and achievements of the landmark Government-backed initiative promoting Irish design at home and around the world, of which MCO was founding partner. Read More


14 September 2016

MCO Shortlisted for Fit Out Awards 2016
Great news for the MCO team who designed and delivered the Arran Street East Studio as it has just been shortlisted for Fit Out Project of the Year – Retail Category.

The Fit Out Awards 2016 celebrate excellence in the execution of world-class fit outs, and also the people and clients who drive these projects. Read More


29 June 2016

“Hike it, Bike It, Like it. Drimnagh” Energy Globe National Winner 2016
We're so thrilled to have been part of the winning team for Ireland with our client Dublin City Council, Bosco Youth Centre and Drimnagh Community Forum, in the Energy Globe 2016 international awards. Eve-Anne our Director was delighted to be at the Austrian Embassy to receive the National Award with our client partners and the inspirational young people from the Bosco Youth Centre. The Energy Globe Award was founded in 1999 and is one of today’s most prestigious environmental awards. Read More


27 November 2015

Merrion Square Innovation Network’s Christmas on the Square 2015 celebration
We are delighted to see that the Merrion Square Innovation Network is again opening up the doors of the Square for the fourth annual Christmas on the Square celebration.
It is great to see the continuation and growth of our collaborative work to develop Merrion Square as a leading cultural tourism destination. The 2012 initiative strengthened existing networks within the Square and further connect the cultural institutions in and around the Square, and around the city. Read More


19 November 2015

SEAI’s Sustainable Energy Awards tonight
We’re looking forward to attending SEAI’s 12th annual Sustainable Energy Awards tonight. Each year, the awards encourage and celebrate outstanding work in energy management, from a range of public, private, and community organisations in Ireland. We are so inspired by all of the nominees, and want to congratulate and send good luck to each!
Here at MCO, we are especially excited to see design incorporated into the Awards this year, marking ID2015. Read More


21 September 2015

Connect the Dots: Exploring Dublin’s Vacant Buildings and Spaces
Last Thursday, Connect the Dots brought together a diverse mix of individuals along a journey to examine, explore, and reimagine the process of reusing space in Dublin. Read More


20 August 2015

Irish Design and Craft exhibition in New York as part of NY NOW 2015
23 of Ireland’s leading designers and craftspeople – including MCO’s sister company Arran Street East exhibited at NY NOW in New York this August, in celebration of Irish Design 2015, a year-long initiative backed by the Irish government promoting and celebrating Irish design. Read More


05 August 2015

Irish Design 2015 and Expressway team up with top Irish designers
An update on what our Director Laura Magahy has been up to in her role as Executive Chair of Irish Design 2015, an initiative of which MCO is the founding sponsor...

Expressway and Irish Design 2015 (ID2015) have collaborated with celebrated Irish designers, Orla Kiely, Kevin Thornton, Maser & more, to create six unique bus wraps, three of which are already talking points on coaches servicing Expressway inter-city routes. Read More


29 July 2015

Irish Design 2015 - The Year so Far
We have just reached the halfway point in the Year of Irish Design 2015. The year is all about celebrating, showcasing, raising awareness of, promoting the value of, growing, and sustaining the design sector – with a focus on Irish design, at home and abroad.

As the founding sponsor for the Year of Irish Design 2015 (with our Director Laura Magahy as Chair), MCO PROJECTS are excited to share its success thus far. Read More


01 July 2015

Mater Hospital Shortlisted for the World Festival of Architecture
Delighted that the Mater Mater Misericordiae University Hospital is one of three Irish projects that made the shortlist for 2015 World Festival of Architecture. Read More


23 June 2015

INDUSTRIA 2015
We're pleased to share news of INDUSTRIA, a show of graduate architects' interpretations of the idea of "Working Life" in contemporary society. Laura Magahy is delighted to be opening the exhibition in The Chocolate Factory in Dublin on Wednesday 24th June at 6.30pm. Read More


18 June 2015

Design in Sustainable Energy Awards
To mark the Year of Irish Design 2015, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) has added a category to their Sustainable Energy Awards to celebrate Design in Sustainable Energy. The closing date for entries is June 26th. Read More


10 June 2015

Royal Canal Greenway
MCO were delighted to work with Dublin City Council on preparing visualisations of plans for Greenway along the Royal Canal in Dublin. These visualisations informed the Part 8 Application which is currently on display in Dublin City Council Civic Offices, in the local area, and can be viewed online here. Read More


09 June 2015

Universal Design Guidelines for Irish Homes
Eve-Anne Cullinan and Philip Crowe were very pleased to be at the launch of The Universal Design Guidelines for Homes in Ireland on Tuesday the 26th of May in Dublin. Read More


02 June 2015

Design.Detail Win at ICADs
Congratulations to our collaborators at Detail.Design who were recognised for their accomplishments in design at the ICAD Awards 2015 last week. The design team were recognised for a number of their projects, including a commendation for their Dublin Theatre Festival 2014 rebranding and gold for their An Post Science Series stamps. Read More


20 May 2015

IERC Conference 2015
Eve-Anne Cullinan spent an illuminating day at the International Energy Research Centre (IERC) Conference in Cork last Wednesday the 13th of May. Read More


19 May 2015

Strategic Action Plan for Creative Entrepreneurship Donegal
It was great to see so many creative practitioners, agencies and councillors attend the launch of a Strategic Action Plan for Creative Entrepreneurship in Donegal yesterday in the Regional Cultural Centre. Read More


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