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Colreavy welcomes report on gas installers

8 July, 2015 - by Michael Colreavy TD

Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin spokesperson on Communications, Energy and Natural Resources has welcomed the publication of the report on the regulation and inspection of gas installers.

Speaking on the issue, Deputy Colreavy said:

“It is estimated that there has been up to 100,000 illegal gas boiler installations since 2009.

“This is a very serious and worrying development that could have the potential to cause a very serious or fatal accident.

“There has also been issues raised surrounding the status of home insurance where an illegal installation has taken place.

“The report recommends that an independent expert is appointed to examine the extent of the illegal activity.

“It also recommends that legislation needs to be introduced to prevent boilers being sold to people who are not registered installers or customers who are dealing with registered installers.

“It is essential that these recommendations are followed through on because gas safety in family homes should be seen as priority.

“We do not wish to see an incident that could have been prevented had the proper mechanisms been used for gas installation.”

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