Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal, Charlie McConalogue, has called on the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government to give a definitive date as to when the MICA Redress Scheme will commence for homeowners affected by defective Mica blocks.  

He commented, “It is disgraceful that home owners, many of whom have homes crumbling around them, still have no certainty regarding a start date from the government for the Mica redress scheme. In the last Budget €20m was set aside for the scheme.

“A start date was expected to be brought to government by Minister Murphy before Christmas 2018. It is massively disrespectful to the plight facing the thousands of people in Donegal affected by Mica, that eight months later we are no clearer on the details of the scheme.  

“The Minister must provide clarity to the families and give a definitive date so they can begin the remediation process as soon as possible,” concluded Deputy McConalogue.