New support clinics for mica homeowners

DONEGAL County Council is expecting facilitators for new support clinics for mica homeowners to be approved by the Department of Housing shortly. The serious need for the clinics or hubs in each of the municipal districts affected by the defective blocks scandal was again raised by Cllr Gary Doherty at last week’s Council meeting. Cllr […]

Huge Donegal numbers at cost of living protest

MICA homeowners from Donegal were among the thousands who took part in the cost- of- living protest in the capital at the weekend. Mica campaigners, homeowners and all those affected by the defective blocks scandal stood shoulder to shoulder with thousands others demonstrating under the ‘We Need Change’ banner. Protesters were united against soaring energy […]

Living in a mica house this winter

MICA homeowners across the county are living in fear of the winter ahead as they question how they are going to heat their crumbling homes with energy costs soaring. As the cracks in their walls grow bigger it is set to be a gruelling few months ahead for those desperately trying to keep warm and […]

Legal firm in High Court mica cases issues appeal

A LEGAL firm that is taking on mica cases in the High Court has appealed to homeowners to seek legal advice before time runs out. Coleman Legal LLP, a Dublin based solicitors, have more than 200 people signed up to take cases on their behalf. Six of these are lead or pathfinder cases which will […]

Presentation of mica scheme likely to be delayed

THE presentation of the enhanced mica redress scheme to Cabinet is expected to be delayed until June after a meeting of the party leaders did not go ahead as planned last Monday night. The full mica bill and memo was expected to come before Cabinet on Tuesday however PRO of the Mica Action Group, Michael […]

Support for mica families in libraries

EXTRA supports are being made available at libraries in Donegal to help mica homeowners with their applications for the redress scheme. The difficulties many applicants are experiencing filling out their paperwork was raised by Cllr Martin McDermott at the monthly meeting of the Council. He was told that in addition to the staff already in […]

Mica Action Group secure two meetings with Taoiseach

MICA Action Group have secured two meetings with the Taoiseach, Micheál Martin today during his visit to Donegal. The Fianna Fáil leader will visit the home of an affected homeowner as well as attend a meeting between Donegal County Council and the Mica Action Group to discuss the challenges they face in relation to the […]

Letterkenny event with Taoiseach called off

AN event in Letterkenny with Taoiseach, Micheál Martin on Saturday has been called off. A business lunch was due to take place in the Radisson Blu hotel with the Fianna Fáil leader. President of the Chamber, Kristine Reynolds released a statement this afternoon saying: “It is with regret that the event to be hosted by […]

Homeowners granted permission to demolish ‘mica’ homes

FOUR applicants in Donegal have been granted planning permission to demolish and rebuild their mica affected homes.  The homeowners applied to Donegal County Council in January 2022 to have their homes demolished and a replacement dwelling built on the same site. One homeowner lodged the application for a dwelling in Monfad, Newtowncunningham on January 12 […]