Wednesday, 3 February 2016
Department of Environment, Community and Local Government
91. To ask the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government to establish a board to examine the credentials of architects and if established practitioners would qualify under a new regulation of the special entry route, given that Architects Alliance of Ireland has made an updated submission. [4538/16]
The statutory arrangements for the registration of architects are set out under Part 3 of the Building Control Act 2007. The examination of the credentials of applicants seeking inclusion on the register of architects is a matter for the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland which is the designated registration body for the purposes of Part 3 of the Act. I have no role in relation to this particular aspect of the matter. I also refer to the reply to Questions Nos. 510, 511, 516 and 545 of 2 February 2016 which sets out the context and the up to date position on this matter generally.