Recently-built house inspections

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Not one recently built house in North Tipperary was inspected for structural defects in 2011 despite the fallout from the Priory Hall scandal the same year.

It has been reported today that in 2011 not one house in North Tipperary or Co Galway was inspected because there was no building control officer.

City and county councils are supposed to carry out random inspections of new buildings.

A lack of staff and finances has resulted in less than 20% of homes being inspected.

However the opposite was the case in South Tipperary which saw the highest rate of home inspections in the country, with 66% subject to inspections in that time.