Gas boiler installers alarmed by earlier date for new-home ban

Measure was brought forward to expedite the national transition to low-carbon housing and to avoid later retrofits

The earlier ban on gas boilers in new homes has alarmed the Association of Heating Contractors and Plumbers of Ireland, which represents many of the 8,000 people working on installing and servicing gas boilers. Picture: Getty

Gas boiler installers have warned their jobs are at risk due to the decision by Eamon Ryan, the Minister for Environment, to ban the systems in new homes in a year’s time.

The installation of gas boilers was due to be banned in new homes in 2025, under the climate action plan published by Richard Bruton, the former minister for climate action, two years ago.

But his successor has decided to bring forward this date ...