Tensions grow between state and mica homeowners as ‘D-Day’ nears for redress scheme

Representatives on the government’s Mica Action Group have accused the Department of Housing of failing to adequately engage in talks over a compensation scheme for families affected by defective concrete blocks

11th September, 2021
Tensions grow between state and mica homeowners as ‘D-Day’ nears for redress scheme
Darragh O’Brien, the Minister for Housing, met mica protestors at the Fianna Fáil party think-in last week. He said: ‘I am not your enemy.’ Picture: Lisa Doherty

Tensions are growing between mica homeowners and the state as negotiations over a compensation package for thousands of damaged homes in Donegal and Mayo enter their final two weeks.

The government-led Mica Working Group, set up by the Department of Housing in June, is to meet next week for the first time since July 27, after meetings which homeowners expected to take place last week were rescheduled by the department.

The schedule means the group, involving...

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