Local authorities warned over enabling quarries to flout regulations

National Building Control Office has told councils it is aware that some are buying construction products from companies not complying with EU rules

Councils have been told to make sure they are checking the compliance of construction products they procure. Picture: Getty

Local authorities have been warned by the state’s building control office that quarries are being enabled to flout their regulatory obligations because councils are buying construction materials from companies that are not complying with the rules around these products.

The National Building Control and Market Surveillance Office (NBCO), a unit within Dublin City Council charged with ensuring companies are compliant with the rules, has written on several occasions to councils in the last year warning ...