State ‘deliberately hoodwinked’ public on mica redress scheme, campaigners claim

Homeowners in Donegal, Mayo and Clare will today tell politicians the €3 billion defective block scheme is riddled with problems

Mica campaigners have frequently claimed the defective block scheme doesn’t meet their costs. Picture: Getty

The government has “deliberately hoodwinked” people into believing that its redress scheme covers 100 per cent of the costs faced by mica homeowners, politicians will hear today.

At a meeting of the Oireachtas housing committee, campaigners from Donegal, Clare and Mayo will today outline in stark terms why they believe the state’s €3 billion defective concrete blocks grant scheme is failing them.

The Donegal-based Mica Action Group will tell members it’s an “illusion” that the ...