Tuesday June 2, 2020

Ex-FG spin doctor Flannery hired to lobby for gas installers

Former Fine Gael strategist Frank Flannery has been hired to lobby for a crackdown on rogue gas installers.

Michael Brennan

Political Editor

25th January, 2015
Frank Flannery (second from right) with Tony Purcell, Sean Giffney and Jimmy Egan of the APHCPicture: Maura Hickey

Registered gas installers have warned that shoddy workmanship by black market operators is leaving households at risk of gas poisoning or gas explosions.

There are an estimated 30,000 gas boilers installed every year, but only 12,000 certificates are being returned to show that a trained gas installer has carried out the work.

Registered gas installers have now hired Flannery, who has extensive political contacts, to boost their three year campaign to get the energy regulator to improve...

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