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The Taoiseach says addressing the Mica crisis in affected counties will be difficult and challenging for the Government. Micheal Martin says a significant number of families will have to live in rented accommodation while reconstruction works take place. 7,500 houses in the North West and west of the country will…

Mica campaigners in Donegal are believed to be in discussions to form a new political party to contest the next local elections in the county.     The move comes as the proposed redress scheme did not meet expectations, with a cap per square footage that is set to be…

A Donegal Mica Redress campaigner says the non-processing of stage 1 Mica Applications by Donegal County Council due to an outstanding clarification needed from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage is another major blow to those that are living in houses which are impacted by the defective block…

  The new chairperson of Donegal ETB says the challenges posed by MICA will be some of the biggest issues that the Schools, teachers, students and their parents will be facing in the year ahead.   Earlier this week, Cllr Barry Sweeney was confirmed as the new chairperson of the…

Ministers are to sign off on a redress scheme for thousands of Mica-affected homeowners later. The plans involve covering 100 percent of re-building costs, up to a maximum of 420,000 euro, and a € 10,000 rental allowance for families A building standards regulator would also be established to ensure a…

A revised Mica redress scheme will be brought before Cabinet this morning.   The scheme will cover 100% of the costs of rebuilding work up to a cap of €420,000.   There will be a cap on the amount per square foot to ensure costs are not a blank cheque.…

A leading Donegal Mica campaigner says only a fraction of house owners would see the maximum of €420,000 proposed by the government for remedial works that are necessary because of defective building blocks.. There had been hopes that the Mica issue might be resolved before Christmas but Paddy Diver says…