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# mica - Yesterday’s News

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme

1 hour ago 1,770 Views 7 Comments

The Housing Minister will meet mica-affected homeowners later this week.

# mica - Wednesday 22 September, 2021

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal
# Defective Blocks Scheme
# Defective Blocks Scheme

Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal

Wed 7:35 PM 20,918 Views 13 Comments

Applications had been rejected despite engineers’ reports and tests confirming the presence of pyrite.

# mica - Tuesday 21 September, 2021

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'

Sep 21st 2021, 1:09 PM 19,262 Views 15 Comments

Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.

# mica - Thursday 16 September, 2021

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste

Sep 16th 2021, 5:30 PM 14,129 Views 13 Comments

Varadkar said the Department of Housing has also received requests from local authorities in Sligo, Clare, Limerick and Tipperary to engage in the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme.

# mica - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Mica protesters gather outside Fianna Fail think-in to call for 100% redress scheme
# Homes
# Homes

Mica protesters gather outside Fianna Fail think-in to call for 100% redress scheme

Sep 9th 2021, 5:26 PM 12,078 Views 26 Comments

Fianna Fáil members gathering in Cavan today were met by around 30 protesters from Donegal.

# mica - Monday 9 August, 2021

Mayo homeowners mystified and frustrated over rejection from government pyrite scheme
# Pyrite Scandal
# Pyrite Scandal

Mayo homeowners mystified and frustrated over rejection from government pyrite scheme

Aug 9th 2021, 6:30 AM 42,804 Views 18 Comments

They were deemed ineligible despite reports from engineers stating their homes are damaged.

# mica - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

The Explainer: What is the mica scandal and how has it affected homeowners?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: What is the mica scandal and how has it affected homeowners?

Jul 7th 2021, 6:00 PM 3,770 Views 0 Comments

This week, we talk you through how the mica scandal unfolded, and what it tells us about housing in Ireland.

# mica - Sunday 4 July, 2021

Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?
# The Good Information Project
# The Good Information Project

Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?

Jul 4th 2021, 9:00 PM 20,163 Views 23 Comments

Experts have said new legislation is needed to ensure building supplies are checked by independent parties.

# mica - Saturday 19 June, 2021

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back
# Mica Protests
# Mica Protests

Larry Donnelly: Donegal takes a strident stand for justice over mica with Boston at its back

Jun 19th 2021, 8:00 PM 28,619 Views 7 Comments

The Donegal diaspora in the US is mobilising in support of homeowners seeking compensation for mica damage to their homes.

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories
# Redress
# Redress

'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories

Jun 19th 2021, 12:05 AM 23,448 Views 40 Comments
  • It's been a long road for impacted homeowners and they see no end in sight, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Families who spoke to The Journal said they cannot even afford the initial mica test required to apply for the government's grant scheme.
  • They say years of being ignored by government has intensified the stress they are already feeling living in homes that are falling down around them.

# mica - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

'We don't have the definitive figure': Housing Minister says number of mica-affected homes could be higher
# Mica Scandal
# Mica Scandal

'We don't have the definitive figure': Housing Minister says number of mica-affected homes could be higher

Jun 16th 2021, 8:14 AM 10,418 Views 33 Comments

Minister O’Brien says the cost of damage caused by mica could exceed €1.5 billion.

# mica - Tuesday 15 June, 2021

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal
# Large Scale Protest
# Large Scale Protest

Thousands protest in Dublin calling for 100% redress for homeowners hit by Mica scandal

Updated Jun 15th 2021, 5:45 PM 43,060 Views 71 Comments
  • The mica mineral present in concrete has caused cracks and fissures to form in 5,000-6,000 homes in primarily Donegal and Mayo.
  • The Mica Action Group (MAG) have called government action so far "disappointing and insulting".
The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today
# Explainer
# Explainer

The Mica controversy explained: Here's why thousands of people took to the streets of Dublin to protest today

Jun 15th 2021, 4:07 PM 33,298 Views 31 Comments

Homeowners are protesting in Dublin’s city centre today.

# mica - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

Mica scandal: Minister says devastation of homeowners 'not being ignored' by government
# Grants
# Grants

Mica scandal: Minister says devastation of homeowners 'not being ignored' by government

Jun 9th 2021, 8:24 PM 23,040 Views 33 Comments

Cabinet was told today that 433 people in Donegal have engaged with the scheme so far.

# mica - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Mica scandal: Families to stage protest over 'farcical' State scheme to fix their crumbling homes
# Mica
# Mica

Mica scandal: Families to stage protest over 'farcical' State scheme to fix their crumbling homes

May 22nd 2021, 6:45 AM 55,638 Views 49 Comments

Homeowners say the scheme is not accessible to many families because of the additional costs involved.

# mica - Monday 29 October, 2018

Mica scandal: Family living in 'falling down house' finds out mortgage has been sold to vulture fund
# Concrete
# Concrete

Mica scandal: Family living in 'falling down house' finds out mortgage has been sold to vulture fund

Oct 29th 2018, 12:05 AM 58,914 Views 39 Comments

Just a month before the government announced a redress scheme for the thousands of impacted homeowners, Karl Murtagh was told his mortgage had been sold.

# mica - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal
# Crumbling
# Crumbling

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 49,974 Views 36 Comments

The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.

# mica - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas
# Mica Action Group
# Mica Action Group

'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas

Dec 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 55,703 Views 43 Comments

The Crumlishs are one of thousands of homeowners affected by defective blocks in Co Donegal.

# mica - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Our home is crumbling into the ground': Family in Mayo forced to abandon house
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

'Our home is crumbling into the ground': Family in Mayo forced to abandon house

Mar 12th 2017, 8:00 PM 111,837 Views 37 Comments

Thousands of houses around the country are affected by pyrite and mica.

# mica - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why
# Mica
# Mica

Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why

Jul 16th 2015, 3:17 PM 26,029 Views 18 Comments

A campaign group said the issue affects both private and council homes.

# mica - Monday 17 November, 2014

"One woman was told her house was not safe to live in - but she has nowhere else to go"
# Donegal
# Donegal

"One woman was told her house was not safe to live in - but she has nowhere else to go"

Nov 17th 2014, 6:45 AM 15,286 Views 9 Comments

People living in Donegal have noticed cracks in their homes – and they’re getting progressively worse.