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Councillors in Donegal are demanding a 100 per cent government redress scheme for homeowners affected by defective mica blocks. Thousands of homes throughout the county are believed to be impacted by the defective building materials. There is a scheme in place which covers 90 per cent of rebuilding costs, but…

The Donegal IFA Chairperson is joining calls for a 100% redress scheme for those impacted by defective Mica blocks. Protests took place in Donegal and Mayo recently by those affected by Mica and Pyrite.   Sligo County Council recently commissioned a report to establish how bad the problem was in…

Homeowners impacted by Mica and Pyrite reiterated their calls at protests over the weekend in Donegal and Mayo for 100% cent of damage caused to their homes to be covered by a national redress fund.   Thousands of people took to the streets of Ballina, Letterkenny and Buncrana on Saturday…

Concerns in relation to the defective blocks crisis in the North West will be highlighted at a number of protests next weekend.   The presence of Mica and Pyrite in building blocks can cause cracking as well as crumbling. The issue has been a concern for some time in Donegal…

A Donegal TD says homeowners affected by defective mica blocks need action not ‘more broken promises.’ Independent Deputy, Thomas Pringle is criticising the government for not publishing the criteria used by the working group that was partially set up to examine mica affected homes. He says Minister for Housing, Darragh…

There are fears that more houses than originally thought in County Sligo may be affected by pyrite and mica. The presence of the minerals in building blocks can cause cracking as well as crumbling in what has been called ‘the Weetabix effect’. The issue has been a concern for some…