Review of building rules stirs old ghosts
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.