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The details of Budget 2023 have been revealed.   Among the measures announced, a levy on concrete blocks, pouring concrete and some concrete products will be introduced, to help pay for the MICA redress scheme to repair homes in the North West and elsewhere.   The levy will come into…

It’s been confirmed that Michael Doherty has stepped down from the Mica Action Group.   It’s after a new management committee was formed at the MAG AGM last night with ten people elected in, three of them former members.   Former PRO of the group Michael Doherty who was instrumental…

The PRO of the Mica Action Group has expressed his disappointment in the President over signing the revised mica redress scheme into law.   The Government Bill, which will provide grants of up to €420,000 to homeowners to repair defects caused by Mica, was signed into law by President Michael…

President Michael D. Higgins has signed the revised mica redress scheme into law.   The Government Bill, which will provide grants of up to €420,000 to homeowners to repair defects caused by Mica, was signed into law over the weekend.   The new scheme is set to cost €2.7bn.  …

There are fears that the enhanced Mica Redress Scheme may not be rolled out until next year.   The Bill passed through all stages of the Oireachtas and is expected to be signed into law by the President this week.   Taking to social media, PRO of the Mica Action…

Legislation on the Mica redress scheme is being debated in the Seanad.   It’s one of a number of laws being considered by the Upper House on the final day before the summer recess.   A vote on the scheme in the Dail, resulted in Fine Gael and Donegal TD…

The mica defective building blocks legislation goes to final stage in the Seanad later.   It comes as government looks to get it passed ahead of the summer recess.   However affected homeowners say the bill isn’t fit for purpose, and that changes they’re proposing aren’t being given the time…