The Athlone project was advertised in the EU journal under Design Management and not as a comeptition or tender, maybe this occured here also. Since there is obviously Public Money (OPW) involved there should be more accountability.
“To design”? I’m sure that I saw a pictureof a model of the new Wexford Opera House in the Irish Examiner about a month or two ago. Anyhow what is the problem with Keith Williams designing this building? Or is the problem with the way in which the contract was given?