Defects: Living with the Legacy of the Celtic Tiger

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SKU: 9781785373961 Categories: , Tag: Author: Eoin O BroinPublication Date: 25th Aug 2021Format: PaperbackPages: 208Publisher: Merrion Press

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Across Ireland, thousands of people are living in homes with serious fire safety and structural defects. Some have made the news, many have not. Defects: Living with the Legacy of the Celtic Tiger tells the horrifying story how these people came to be trapped in dangerous homes.

In this follow-up to his hugely popular Home, Eoin Ó Broin reveals how decisions made by governments from the 1960s to the 1990s led to an alarmingly light-touch building control regime. When combined with the greed of Celtic Tiger-era property development, this allowed defective properties to be built and sold in huge numbers to unsuspecting victims. The results are clear, families are living in fire defective and structurally unsound apartments and houses across the state, and homes in Donegal, Mayo and elsewhere are literally crumbling apart, as a result of mica and pyrite in the defective building blocks.

Who was responsible? Why did they get away with it? And who will foot the bill to fix these potentially fatal defects? These questions and more are answered in this hard-hitting and shocking investigative work.

Defects: Living with the Legacy of the Celtic Tiger
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