The Irish Architectural Archive(IAA) has published a book exploring the architecture of Irish court houses from the early 17th century to the modern day.
Ireland's Court Houses, edited by Paul Burns,Ciaran O'Connor and Colum O'Riordan, was launched this week at the IAA HQ on Merrion Square, Dublin 2, by Chief Justice Frank Clarke
The book examines the evolution of Ireland's court houses from "a legal, historical and architectural perspective, with a particular focus on the recently completed programme of restoration, upgrading and new construction".
The book also contains a gazetteer which, for the first time in a single publication, provides a comprehensive listing of court houses across the entire island of Ireland.
The book is currently for sale at the IAA reading room on Merrion Square and will shortly be for sale in good bookshops.