The following email from Mick Wallace TD was received on Tuesday 3rd June 2014.
Just a quick note to thank you all for getting in touch. My office has been inundated with correspondence from Architectural Technologists, so much so that we haven’t been able to reply to you individually. I had 6 minutes debate time with Minister Hogan – I would have needed 60 to deal comprehensively with the valid points ye were making. Rather than make many of the strong technical points, which I believe have long been thrown the Minister’s way, I thought it better to focus more on the realities on the ground, the need for common sense to prevail, and the need for the Minister to get real and stop just taking the word of some people with a vested interest in the alternative. I did have a short chat with the Minister outside the Chamber afterwards, and I wouldn’t be without hope.
See below the transcript of my debate with Minister Hogan, and a video link of same.
All the Best,
Mick Wallace, TD
Ph: 01 6183287
Other posts on this topic:
Architectural Technologist – Platitudes, Head Nodding and BC(A)R SI.9. – click link here
O’Cofaigh letter to Mick Wallace TD – click link here
Opinion piece: Architectural Technologist and certification – click link here
Thoughts on a Register for Architectural Technologists – click link here
Audio Clip: Dáil Debate 27th May- Architectural Technologists & SI.9 – click link here
RIAI NEWS ALERT: Architectural Technologist Register – click link here
Message from Mick Wallace TD to Architectural Technologists – click link here
Architectural Technologists’ Petition – click link here
Phil Hogan TD to Minister Gormley on “premature” and “market distortion effects” of register in 2010 – click link here
Architectural Technologist’s personal letter to TD – click link here
An Architectural Technologist Dáil letter – click link here
Architectural Technologists’ Dáil QUESTIONS – click link here
Dáil Debate 27th May on Architectural Technologists: help needed! – click link here