O’Brien understood to be reluctant to sign off on new mica redress scheme if cap is set at less than €400k

Sources say the Housing Minister is also insisting that rental homes should be included

Discussions are ongoing between senior government officials, including Darragh O’Brien, the Housing Minister, over a revised compensation scheme for homeowners affected by mica or pyrite. Picture: RollingNews.ie

Darragh O’Brien, the Housing Minister, has told the Taoiseach he will not sign off on a new scheme for mica-affected homeowners if the grant is capped at less than €400,000, the Business Post understands.

Senior members of government are currently attempting to work out a revised redress programme for homeowners whose houses are damaged by mica or pyrite.

Paschal Donohoe, the Finance Minister, and Michael McGrath, the Minister for Public Expenditure, are understood to favour ...