Thursday, 12 December 2019

Questions (361)

Maureen O'Sullivan

Question:

361. Deputy Maureen O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government further to Parliamentary Questions Nos. 268 of 23 January 2019 and 873 of 5 February 2019, if transparent income and expenditure accounts have been received from an organisation (details supplied); and if so, when overdue registration accounts will be made available for independent scrutiny. [52372/19]

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Written answers (Question to Housing)

The RIAI publishes an annual report each year which is available on its website at the following link:

www.riai.ie/about/riai_annual_reports/ .

This includes a certified financial report with details of income and expenditure. In addition, its annual return is filed with the Companies Registration Office.

Earlier this year my Department engaged with the RIAI on this matter and they have since provided a more detailed Directors’ report and financial statements which have been independently audited. These have been provided to all RIAI members (over 3,000). In addition, these reports have also been provided to those architects who are members of the registration body and are not RIAI members.

My Department is satisfied that the RIAI is fulfilling its’ role as the registration body for architects in accordance with the requirements of the Building Control Act 2007.