State removed criticism over quarries’ part in mica scandal

Criticisms of Donegal quarries and poor regulation of sector in draft report were taken out before official version published

Mica protesters from Donegal at a demonstration in Dublin. Picture: Artur Widak/NurPhoto

Strong criticisms of the lack of regulation at Donegal quarries contained in a government report prompted by the mica crisis were removed before its publication, the Business Post has learned.

The first draft of an audit carried out by the National Building Control Office (NBCO), the state body in charge of regulating construction products, criticised the lack of oversight of the quarry industry, as well as the lack of resources available to regulators of the ...