Mica litigation costs avoided following compromise

Impacted Mica homeowners in Donegal will not have to pay costs of €1,845 for each set of court proceedings served in relation to the defective blocks condition which has impacted several building in the county.


The Irish Independent are reporting that close to 1,300 lawsuits have already been initiated in connection with properties said to have been built with defective blocks with the figure expected to rise to at least 1,600 in the coming months.


An agreement between lawyers for homeowners, block suppliers Cassidy Brothers, Donegal County Council and the National Standards Authority of Ireland will result in service taking place electronically and avoiding the costs. As a result between €2.4m and €3m in costs will be avoided in the actions.


It’s also emerged that an agreement has also been reached in relation to access to a Cassidy Brothers quarry for sampling and testing of rock.