Donegal County Council halts mica redress payments due to problems with grant scheme

Council is seeking ‘clarification’ from the government over elements of the scheme and in the meantime has stopped confirming grant payments for mica homeowners

Homeowners have been told their grant payments can’t be processed until the government provides clarity about the protocol that governs the mica redress scheme. Picture:

Mica-affected homeowners in Donegal have been told their redress payments cannot be processed because of issues with the state’s grant scheme, the Business Post has learned.

Recent scientific testing has revealed the presence of additional deleterious materials in the “majority” of damaged homes in the county, leading to calls from councillors for changes to the national protocol that governs the scheme.

Pyrrhotite, a highly unstable mineral which can be severely damaging to concrete blocks and ...