Departments clashing over building policy

Glen Dimplex boss says Ireland is kicking the can on emissions targets

4th October, 2015
Sean O’Driscoll, chief executive, Glen Dimplex Picture: Feargal Ward

Incentives to boost the residential building sector should form part of the upcoming budget, Glen Dimplex chief executive Sean O’Driscoll has said.

The Irish multinational boss criticised the Department of the Environment’s controversial new building regulations, which he claimed were hurting the construction and energy sectors.

“There is a complete disconnect between the green and renewable energy agenda of the Department [of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources] and what is set...

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