Mica Redress scheme to be extended

The redress scheme for homeowners affected by the Mica scandal may have to be extended to other parts of the country.


Government last night signed off on a compensation scheme which would see around 7,500 homeowners affected by the defective building blocks, receive 100% of the cost of rebuilding their homes, up to a limit of 420 thousand euro per property.


Most of the defective homes are in Co. Donegal, however the Irish Times quotes an unpublished report from the expert group investigating Mica that states engineers are reporting similar issues in other counties.