Cap of €400,000 for mica redress

A proposed scheme for mica affected homeowners may have a cap of up to €400,000.  That’s according to media reports this morning.  It’s also being speculated that the details of the scheme is set to go before cabinet on Tuesday week.




The Irish Times is claiming that ministers and officials are engaged in discussions on how to balance the final costs for those impacted.  Items being discussed include the size of the cap on works, and if rental properties will be included in the scheme.


There are concerns that if rental properties are included it could widen the scheme and impact on the overall cost.


An industry levy to co-fund the cost of the scheme is also believed to be under discussion.


Ann Owens of the Mica Action Group says 400,000 may not be enough for some home owners to rebuild: