Cost of state’s mica scheme could rise significantly

New report recommends increase in grants homeowners can claim to rebuild their houses

A mica damaged home outside Newtown Cunningham, in Co Donegal. Picture: Joe Dunne

Costs associated with the state’s mica redress scheme could swell significantly under new recommendations contained in a report on the cost of rebuilding damaged houses in the region.

And in a significant rebuke of the terms of the scheme, a body of experts appointed to look into mica costs has said it would be best practice to rebuild homes to modern standards. The government has said it will only cover the costs of rebuilding homes ...