Donegal County Council nearly cut involvement with €3bn mica scheme due to attacks on staff

Authority has issued a series of stark warnings about proposed regulations which will underpin a new version of the scheme to help thousands of homeowners impacted by defective blocks

Homeowners in Donegal have been protesting for a number of years over the terms of the mica redress scheme. Picture: Collins

Donegal County Council nearly terminated its involvement with the state’s €3 billion mica scheme due to the backlash it received from homeowners, it has told the Department of Housing.

In a submission to the department, the local authority said there has been a “significant backlash to the council”, as well as “attacks on its staff”, over the three years since the scheme was first introduced to help fund the remediation of thousands of damaged homes.