The mica crisis: ‘We’re going to end up with a Miami incident in Ireland’

Use of the defective construction material mica has wreaked havoc in homes in the north-west of the country, with some 7,000 houses potentially awaiting full demolition as a result. Affected homeowners want answers and action from the government, and they want it fast

Paddy Diver, a campaigner from Co Donegal, holding mica outside Leinster House during a protest last month. Picture: Niall Carson