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Inspection of buildings by the state during construction and on completion has led to a huge gap in Ireland’s building history. An almost total lack of state inspection—and, since 1990, a reliance on self-regulation —has contributed to situations such as those at Priory Hall in Dublin and Millfield Manor in Kildare.
Sirr, L. (2016) Building regulations are in a terrible state, but I have a solution. Sunday Times 03.04.2016.