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Politicians throughout the north west are expected to come under increasing pressure in advance of the forthcoming budget as the campaign for 100% redress for owners of homes affected by Mica and pyrite gathers pace. It follows the weekend protest in Lifford, Co Donegal, attended by up to 2,000 people.…

Up to 2,000 people turned up outside the offices of Donegal County Coumncil in Lifford at the weekend for a protest demanding a 100% redress scheme for the owners of houses built by Mica-affected blocks. Protesters walked from the county council headquarters to the outskirts of Lifford, where they were…

A Sligo/Leitrim TD says the Housing Minister will have no option but to extend a redress scheme for pyrite and MICA affected houses to SLigo and other counties where it is needed. Independent Marian Harkin was speaking after the first meeting took place this week in Castleconnor, in west Sligo,…

A Pyrite Action Group has been set up in Sligo as more homeowners throughout the county report their homes are affected. The first of what is expected to be a number of Action Group meetings throughout County Sligo took place earlier this week in Castleconnor. Among those in attendance were…

With an increasing number of houses in County Sligo — believed now to be in the hundreds — affected by defective building blocks due to the presence of pyrite, there are renewed calls to ensure the county is included in the Defective Concrete Blocks Scheme. The issue was discussd at…

A father’s described how his children live in fear that their rooms will fall down due to issues with pyrite. It comes as a number of families appeal a decision by Mayo County Council to reject their application to a redress scheme. Ballina man and father of four, Duane Helly…