The time has come to trust construction professionals

Last weekend, The Sunday Business Post ran a letter signed by seven past presidents of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, outlining their concerns about pending regulations. Here, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan responds.

8th December, 2013
Phil Hogan.

Earlier this year, I moved decisively to ensure that competence and professionalism would become part and parcel of building projects, leading to a new era of quality in construction.

I introduced new regulations devised to strengthen the control of building activity in response to such catastrophic building failures as unfinished estates, the many homes affected by pyrite, and unsafe developments such as Priory Hall.

However, a public campaign, led by seven past presidents of the...

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