21 BC(A)R 2014 questions & answers

The building control regulations are a complex set of rules governing how we build in Ireland. CIF Director for Housing Hubert Fitzpatrick answers some of the most common questions about the regulations. What are the Building Control Regulations? The Building Control Regulations apply to new buildings, extensions, material alterations and changes of use of buildings. […]


CIF calls for use of emergency flooding laws

Tom Parlon, Director General of the Construction Industry Federation has called for the Government to use emergency EU legislation to repair flooding damage and restore access to homes and businesses. “The appalling flooding that has struck the country over recent weeks has destroyed homes, businesses and infrastructure,” stated the CIF Director General. ” The number […]


IHBA reject Minister’s comments

Reacting to Minister Kelly’s reference to developers lowering their expectations for massive profits, Hubert Fitzpatrick, Director of the Irish Homebuilders Association (IHBA) stated that housing developers want to build houses to meet the growing demand, but can only do so when it makes economic sense. The market price of many homes throughout the country is […]