Pringle presses Government to move on temporary accommodation for mica-affected households

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, told the Minister for Housing that families forced to leave their mica-affected homes need Government to move quickly on providing temporary accommodation. Addressing the Dáil today, Deputy Pringle said the mica action committee held a protest in Lifford in relation to the inaction of Donegal County Council in actually […]

Pringle highlights Government failures in voting ‘no confidence’

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, cited a litany of government failures in voting against a motion of confidence in the Government. Addressing the Dáil, Deputy Pringle said the Government has failed on most, if not all, of the areas in its Programme for Government. “For my constituents in Donegal, you have failed on mica, […]

SCSI report into building costs of mica homes published

THE SCSI have published their report on construction costs for the defective concrete block grant scheme.  The report will be used by the Government to provide costs to homeowners for the mica redress scheme. The new report was published today, and based on 2022 material and labour rates with pre-2008 building regulations, it has detailed […]

Enhanced mica proposals to come before Cabinet

A REVISED Mica redress scheme will be brought before Cabinet this morning (Tuesday) following seven delays for home owners. The new revised scheme will include a grant which is set to be capped at €420,000 per home and reports also suggest a cap of €138 per square-foot. However,  the Mica Action Group have said they […]

‘Make mica protest bigger than the last’ – Paddy Diver

THE leading mica campaigner has called on Donegal people to make next Friday’s mica protest in Dublin ‘bigger than the last one’ as the recent redress report sparked frustration.  The mica protest planned for October 8 is definitely going ahead as campaigners call for the entire county to come out and support mica homeowners. The […]

‘We won’t leave anyone behind’ say Mica campaigners

MICA campaigners have said they will not leave anyone behind as Government considering a €350,000 cap on the redress scheme.  Yesterday, members of the Government’s mica working group presented the Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien with their proposals for the improved redress scheme during a virtual meeting yesterday evening. The report seeks the provision of […]

Not a single Flood Risk Management Plan provided

  THE Government has still not provided a single Flood Risk Management Plan as required under EU Regulations, Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North-West, Matt Carthy, has said.  “Our solidarity and immediate support must go to those communities, particularly in the North-West who are facing the aftermath of this week’s torrential rainfall. Advertisement “Of course, there […]