100% for some, but not all: Six key takeaways from the mica redress report

Last night, the Department of Housing finally submitted its long-awaited report on the defective blocks redress scheme. Here are the main points

Darragh O’Brien, the Housing Minister, has promised to bring a memo to cabinet on a revised redress scheme within three weeks. Picture: RollingNews.ie

At 11pm last night, homeowner representatives on the state’s defective blocks working group received the report they had been waiting (literally) all day for. The Department of Housing had delayed sharing it with them, and then delayed again, as deliberations continued on the shape of a document that was three months in the making.

The report was commissioned as part of a consultation process with homeowners initiated in June after thousands of protestors marched in ...