Mica campaigners take fight to Lifford

The people of Donegal are being urged to stand in solidarity with mica affected homeowners today and join a protest at Council offices in Lifford. Lisa Hone, Chair of Mica Action Group, said it is imperative to put pressure on the Council, to make sure affected homeowners’ voices are heard. “We are urging the Council […]

Sliding scale of redress scheme a ‘deal breaker’

DONEGAL people will still have to pay out “life changing” sums of money to fix their mica affected homes despite the government promising a 100 per cent redress scheme. Leading mica campaigners say they cannot support the revised mica redress scheme due to the “devastating” sliding scale applied on the rate of each 1,000 square […]

New mica scheme details announced

THE Cabinet has agreed the finer details of the ‘enhanced’ mica redress scheme and grants will be capped at €420,000. Homeowners will receive €145 per square foot on the first 1,000 feet of a property, with a commitment from the Government that the scheme will take inflation into account, and the per-foot cost will be […]

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 […]

Mica decision day looms

THE GOVERNMENT is expected to present their final proposals for the mica redress scheme in less than two weeks time. The Mica Redress Team met with TDs and Government representatives on Friday morning and was told the memo on the enhanced mica redress scheme is planned to be brought to Cabinet on ‘Mica Day’ Tuesday […]

‘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 […]

Buncrana family’s heartbreak as mica home demolished

A BUNCRANA family have been left heartbroken after they watched their home become one of the first houses in the county to be demolished due to mica.  Gary and Emma Breslin along with their two children Cole (10) and Lacey (8) from Ludden watched on Monday as their two-storey home was stripped down to a […]

Inferno fears for mica families

POTENTIAL inferno fears for those living in mica affected homes have emerged.  Posting on the 100% Redress No Less Facebook page over the weekend, many took to the platform to warn others affected by Mica to unplug from all of their electricity sockets and check them for moisture coming through the blocks. The warning led […]