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Building control regulations not fit for purpose

Regulatory neglect at Longboat Quay has shown that the kind of disaster that befell Priory Hall can occur again

8th November, 2015
Minister for State Paudie Coffey

We need to undertake a costed assessment of the cost of Building Control (Amendment) Regulations SI.9 introduced in March 2014. Thus far, it has been casually estimated in a “plucking a figure” sense.

However, at a recent Dublin Economics Workshop, architect Maoilíosa Reynolds conservatively estimated €700 million a year in costs to consumers, government and industry of new procedures introduced “to ensure Priory Hall never happens again”.

Sadly, regulatory neglect...

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