Funding measures for homes with ‘extreme’ fire safety defects to be announced within months

Darragh O’Brien has said that any works carried out before the scheme is in place will be covered by it

Darragh O’Brien has announced a new code of practice to resolve fire safety defects in apartments and duplexes constructed between 1991 and 2013. Picture: RollingNews

Details of emergency funding measures for homes with “extreme” fire safety defects will not be published until the autumn, the Department of Housing has announced.

In a press release about the publication of a code of practice for fixing fire safety defects, the department said it is still working on “funding mechanisms for interim fire safety measures in extreme cases”.

It said that further details of the funding will be published in the autumn as ...