Warning of ‘mica-style’ protests if owners of defective homes don’t get 100% redress

As many as 100,000 properties have issues which need to be repaired

Demonstrators outside the Convention Centre in Dublin in June 2021 in support of Mica-affected homeowners. Picture:

The government has been warned that it could face "mica-style" protests if it does not provide 100 per cent compensation for owners of homes with fire safety defects.

A recent government working group found that there could be between 62,000 and 100,000 homes built between 1991 and 2013 that had building defects that need to be repaired.

It has also emerged, through a report in the Irish Examiner, that fire safety defects have been discovered ...