Press Article: ‘This is just like using shotguns to kill mice’: BC(A)R SI.9

by Bregs Blog admin team


The following is an extract off the Dundalk Democrat on 26th February 2014 “This is just like using shotguns to kill mice”:

Bernadette McArdle, Building Control Officer with Louth County Council, gave a presentation to the council’s February meeting about the new system and the changes that it will present for owners and developers and for Councils.

Cllr Peter Savage said this is bureaucracy gone mad.

“This means that if you’re anyway handy yourself,” he said, “you can’t do the work. We are using shotguns to kill mice. My father was a tradesman and he could built a better house than all the guys would arrive in their white coats.”

But Cllr Marianne Butler believed the new regulations would help improv e matters for consumers.

Cllr Tomas Sharkey said it will not work. “We can change regulations but the culture of a good building trade is what is needed,” he said.

Cllr Colm Markey said there was a problem in the construction industry that needs to sorted. the legislation didn’t work.