Worries grow as rental market gets smaller

A MICA campaigner has carried out research analysing the rental market in Donegal and as of last week, only 33 rental properties were available for rent in Donegal on Daft.ie. Majority of these properties were in the Letterkenny area (26) while two were available in Ballybofey, one in Dungloe, two in Dunfanaghy, one in Glenties […]

Investor in talks to build log cabins for mica families

‘POSITIVE talks’ are ongoing with a major investor who is planning on securing a site to provide 60 log cabins as accommodation for mica affected families. Talks are currently ongoing with an Irish American investor, land owners and mica campaigners about the prospect of acquiring a major site to build log cabins to house mica […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

Mica affected home owners urged to send letter to banks

MICA affected home owners are being urged to send a carefully drafted letter to their banks asking for their support during the crisis.  Tomorrow (Saturday) at 12 noon in towns and villages across the county, mica campaigners will be handing out letters to be sent to banks by those whose homes are affected by mica […]

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 […]

Mica group plan protest for Lifford

THE Donegal Mica 100% Redress no Less group is planning a demonstration in Lifford on Saturday, September 11 outside the offices of Donegal County Council and are calling on as many families as possible to attend. Campaigner, Paddy Diver will be the guest speaker as they continue their calls for 100% redress for the affected […]

More results needed to avoid another day in Dublin

PROGRESS has been made but more results need to be seen to avoid another day in Dublin. That was the message from mica campaigners yesterday following the third meeting of the working group set up to examine the redress scheme. Members of the 100 per cent Redress No Less group received a commitment from government […]