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It’s now feared that up to 170 houses in Sligo could be impacted by Pyrite.     The revelation comes as those impacted by Mica in Donegal which also causes cracking and crumbling in concrete blocks are to travel to Leinster House in the coming weeks to reiterate their calls…

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…

A Sligo Councillor has called for the quarries responsible for selling defective blocks  which has led to problems with Mica and Pyrite to be held responsible for a percentage of the costs accumulated to repair the damage.   A national scheme aimed at covering the remedial costs covers 90% of…

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…

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…

There are calls for more supports for homeowners affected by Pyrite and mica damage in the West and North West of the Country. Senator Victor Boyhan raised the issue in the Seanad recently. He says the current remediation scheme doesn’t go far enough. Too much Pyrite used during construction can…