Tag Archives: Mica Redress

This afternoon.

Dublin Castle, Dublin 2.

Housing minister Darragh O’ Brien outlines the government’s mica redress scheme which will be capped at €420,000. Homeowners will be able to receive €145 per square foot on the first 1,000 feet of a property. The total budget

Grants To be Capped At 420,000 In Mica Redress Scheme (RTÉ)



This morning.

Kildare Street, Dublin 2.

Paddy Driver (top) and his son Reece (pic 2) and daughter Savannah (above), of the Mica Action Group, deliver mica-affected building blocks from homes in Donegal to Dail Eireann. Victims whose homes have been destroyed by the defective concrete are demanding 100 per cent redress from the government.

Sam Boal/RollingNews


This afternoon.

Ballyconnell, county Cavan.

In fairness.

Labour party fully supports 100% Mica Redress scheme (Highland Radio)

This morning/afternoon.

There are approximately 5,000 homes in Donegal, Mayo, Clare, and Sligo affected by mica – a toxic mineral used in building blocks – with some houses having to be demolished.

The Department of Housing say it will only cover 90% of costs to homeowners.

However Agriculture Minister Charlie McConalogue told the Irish Examiner:

  “I remain committed to seeing the homeowners affected by mica achieve a 100% redress scheme that is fit for purpose and will support families to rebuild their homes and their dreams.

“Families affected are in this situation through no fault of their own.”

Previously: Cabinet row brews over mica homes compensation scheme (Irish Examiner, August 22)