Analysis: Martin buys time with 6-week consultation on mica redress scheme

Compensation for householders affected by the defective concrete blocks could go over €1 billion as state looks set to foot almost all of the bill

15th June, 2021
Analysis: Martin buys time with 6-week consultation on mica redress scheme
Protesters marching from the Convention Centre Dublin to Leinster House in support of a 100 per cent redress scheme for homeowners affected by the mica scandal. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has bought his government some time on the issue of a €1 billion-plus compensation scheme for the owners of homes built with defective mica blocks.

The pressure on the government has been mounting from affected homeowners in Donegal, Mayo, Sligo and Clare. A protest took place outside the Dáil’s temporary home in the Convention Centre Dublin on Tuesday, with demonstrators marching to Leinster House demanding 100 per cent redress for...

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