During a recent stay in Galway, I took an evening walk through the city centre and came across a very interesting but incomplete building. I immediately recognised it from a presentation we received in University of Ulster Architecture studies from dePaor. Solas Picture Palace is a new contemporary art-house cinema for Galway city, with construction beginning in 2009 and running on for nearly a decade, with final cost (largely over budget) in the region of 9million. The building overlooks an important route between High Street and The Long Walk which is currently in badly need of the big lift. Let’s hope 2017 sees the completion of Pálás!