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RESTORE SELF BUILDS IN IRELAND - REVOKE S.I.9

379 Signatures Goal: 500

Ireland is a nation of Self Builders - little homes dot the countryside - they are what make Ireland 'Home' to millions of people - these homes are set to be NO MORE.

Our Forefathers constructed family homes with their bare hands & they fought for our Freedom. Now in 2014 - we, the citizens of Ireland have to fight once more - this time we are fighting for the right to be able to provide a home for our families.
Building Control (Amendment) Regulation S.I.9 came into force on Saturday, March 1st, 2014. These Regulations, known as S.I.9 prohibit a self builder from constructing their own home - they are even so extreme as to prohibit a self builder from employing their own sub-contractors. All construction of homes and extensions MUST go through a main Building Contractor! (from next year the Builder MUST be taken from the Construction Industry Federation Register - C.I.F is a private Company!)
We petition the Government of Ireland to hear our voice and restore the right for a family to build their own home without severe financial burden. What the Government have done is absurd, unjust and anti-social. They have taken the centuries old tradition of providing a home for one's family from us with a strict regime of building control and forcing us to pay thousands extra in professional fees when there is absolutely no need. We are all for regulation of the building sector but we want to be treated with fairness by setting up an independent building inspectorate.
We would welcome inspections at any stage of the build.
We implore the Government not to punish the self builder for the mistakes of the big developers and building contractors of the past.
BUILDING A HOME SHOULD NOT BE RESERVED FOR THE PRIVILEGED FEW.
We have NO OTHER WAY of owning our own family homes, we have enough money for materials and we were going to construct our homes with Blood, Sweat & Tears.

To the Government of Ireland - please listen to the pleas of the people of Ireland and revoke S. I. 9

For further information check out:
The Bregs Forum,
Irish Association of Self Builders website (iaosb.com)
or the information site for the S.I.9 (si9.ie)

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Highlights

September 22
Today - Monday, September 22, 2014 our Petition closes...we have received 371 signatures as well as some interesting comments and will lodge all with the Oireachtas Petition Committee today. We would like to take this opportunity to thank most sincerely all those who signed this important petition!! Will keep you updated on progress..
May 15
More coverage on Joe Duffy's Liveline - Tuesday, May 13th - great comments and common sense from professionals & self builders alike!
April 30
Visit 'A Self Builder's Blog' - http://amandagallagherblog.wordpress.com/
April 29
For those of you who are confused due to mis-information regarding self building coming from the government, we would like to point out that the Law Society have now advised Assigned Certifiers not to take on the role of certifier for anyone intending to self build - this fact alone renders self building impossible in Ireland.
April 28
The Petition had more radio coverage today! Yes you are all right - these laws are an absolute disgrace. We need all who have signed already to spread the word as we need resolution very soon. It is unjust to wipe out the self build sector and we want justice. The Nation have not yet fully grasped the extent of these laws - this is due to the mis-information coming from the Department - this too is another disgrace. Thanks again to all who have signed!
April 7
A Big Thank You to all who have signed so far, the word is spreading fast of the unfairness of these new regulations - it is building control out of control! Please forward the Petition details to everyone you think these unjust laws will affect.
March 21
Our Petition is featured in the Sligo Weekender Newspaper on page 10 this week! Big thank you to them for that!!
March 20
Our Petition is now highlighted on the IAOSB website and the Bregs Forum!
March 7
We are now live!
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379

Signatures

  • 10 months ago
    frank ledwith Ireland
    10 months ago
  • 10 months ago
    frank ledwith Ireland
    10 months ago
  • 12 months ago
    Diarmuid Carey
    12 months ago
  • 1 year ago
    Nigel Pelow
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Anna Germaine
    1 year ago
  • 1 year ago
    Ronan Pelow
    1 year ago
  • 2 years ago
    Colm Mitchell
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Thomas Peters
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Tim Mc Sweeney
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    bernard
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Brendan Byrne
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Kevin Tyrrell
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    David O'Brien
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Rod Cooper
    2 years ago
  • 2 years ago
    Eddie Riley
    2 years ago
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