RTÉ TV: Six-One news 27th February 2014: RIAI on BC(A)R SI.9

by Bregs Blog admin team


Here is a TV clip from Friday 27th February 2014 with a number of contributions discussing the end of self-building under Building Control (Amendment) Regulation (SI.9 of 2014).

The representative body for self-builders (IAOSB) have recently mounted a nationwide campaign to alert TD’s to their concerns. IAOSB members have lodged multiple objections to the European Ombudsman with respect to the Irish government promotion of a private register owned and run by the Construction Industry Federation.

The representative body for architects (RIAI) have sent letters requesting deferral of SI.9 to Minister Hogan and Minister Bruton in January 2014. The RIAI would appear to be the only stakeholder involved in the formation of BC(A)R SI.9 that has requested deferral of this regulation and has made this official policy.

On the TV clip self-builder Amanda tells of ordinary citizens difficulties caused by the new regulation. President of the RIAI Robin Mandal calls on Minister to clarify status of self-builders.

Here is TV clip on realplayer: 34.35 to 36:45


Extract: http://www.iaosb.com/RTE%20Six%20one.avi

Link to IAOSB European Ombudsman Complaint:

http://www.iaosb.com/complaint details to the commission of the european communities concerning failure to comply with community law.html