Review of building rules stirs old ghosts
Published 04/05/2015 | 02:30
One can understand the intent behind the plan being considered by Environment Minister Alan Kelly to relax the inspection regime on building extensions and one-off homes. It is an attempt to treat builders and customers more reasonably.
But the proposed changes bring more than a little danger along with the undoubted advantages. There is a fear we could be headed back to the horrors like Priory Hall.
That horror story, admittedly at the further end of the building problem situations, will ultimately set taxpayers back €30m.