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# mica - Friday 31 December, 2021

Mica: How a campaign started around a Donegal kitchen table captured the nation's attention
# Mica
# Mica

Mica: How a campaign started around a Donegal kitchen table captured the nation's attention

Dec 31st 2021, 12:05 AM 19,606 Views 34 Comments
  • After a ten-year campaign homeowners are still fighting for a scheme that will make it genuinely affordable to repair their homes, Michelle Hennessy reports.
  • Campaigners said the government "almost got it right" with recent enhancements to the scheme.
  • They are confident they can reach a resolution in 2022.

# mica - Thursday 30 December, 2021

Housing shortages will increase challenges with mica redress scheme, Taoiseach says
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Housing shortages will increase challenges with mica redress scheme, Taoiseach says

Dec 30th 2021, 7:05 AM 10,125 Views 17 Comments

He said some people will have to seek alternative accommodation while homes affected are being replaced and repaired.

# mica - Sunday 26 December, 2021

Mica campaigners in discussions to form new political party
# Donegal
# Donegal

Mica campaigners in discussions to form new political party

Dec 26th 2021, 1:03 PM 32,257 Views 84 Comments

Activist Paddy Diver said he wants the people of Donegal to look out for the county “the way the Healy-Raes look after Kerry”.

# mica - Wednesday 1 December, 2021

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Mica campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme

Dec 1st 2021, 3:52 PM 15,607 Views 75 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty today told the government to “go back to the drawing board”.

# mica - Tuesday 30 November, 2021

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme
# Crumbling Blocks
# Crumbling Blocks

Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme

Updated Nov 30th 2021, 8:55 PM 56,405 Views 138 Comments

The scheme will cover an estimated 7,500 homes at a total cost of €2.2 billion.

# mica - Monday 29 November, 2021

New mica redress scheme 'falls way short of the mark once again', campaigners say
# Homes
# Homes

New mica redress scheme 'falls way short of the mark once again', campaigners say

Nov 29th 2021, 9:29 AM 21,194 Views 57 Comments

Campaigners intend to march in Dublin again if the government does not revisit its plan.

# mica - Sunday 21 November, 2021

Mica redress decision to come before Cabinet ‘soon’, says McConalogue
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Mica redress decision to come before Cabinet ‘soon’, says McConalogue

Nov 21st 2021, 4:00 PM 8,368 Views 12 Comments

The Minister for Agriculture said he believed that any proposal brought to Cabinet would deliver 100% redress to homeowners.

# mica - Thursday 11 November, 2021

Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government

Nov 11th 2021, 11:54 AM 29,278 Views 83 Comments

It is believed that a cap of approximately €400,000 per home will ultimately be agreed upon.

# mica - Wednesday 20 October, 2021

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme
# Mica
# Mica

Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme

Oct 20th 2021, 1:24 PM 17,942 Views 101 Comments

The children said all they want is to feel safe in their homes.

# mica - Friday 8 October, 2021

Mica protesters vow to continue demonstrations if 100% redress demands not met
# Mica Redress
# Mica Redress

Mica protesters vow to continue demonstrations if 100% redress demands not met

Updated Oct 8th 2021, 7:20 PM 62,761 Views 174 Comments
  • Tens of thousands protested in Dublin calling for full redress.
  • Campaigners say they are considering running candidates in the next election
  • Taoiseach Micheal Martin said details of redress scheme would not be ready in time for the budget.
'It’s mental torture': Thousands expected at mica rally as homeowners take long road to Dublin
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

'It’s mental torture': Thousands expected at mica rally as homeowners take long road to Dublin

Oct 8th 2021, 6:01 AM 24,453 Views 37 Comments

Some homeowners say they do not feel safe in their homes.

# mica - Tuesday 5 October, 2021

Mica redress package will be 'one of the biggest ever announced in relation to anything'
# Defective Blocks
# Defective Blocks

Mica redress package will be 'one of the biggest ever announced in relation to anything'

Oct 5th 2021, 3:40 PM 11,162 Views 27 Comments

Minister Simon Coveney said however that it will not be ready before the Budget.

# mica - Sunday 3 October, 2021

Decision on mica scheme may not be made by end of October, junior minister says
# Mica
# Mica

Decision on mica scheme may not be made by end of October, junior minister says

Oct 3rd 2021, 2:26 PM 8,574 Views 16 Comments

A draft report did not recommend 100% redress, as demanded by campaigners.

# mica - Saturday 2 October, 2021

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights
# Opinion
# Opinion

Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights

Oct 2nd 2021, 7:00 AM 18,296 Views 32 Comments

Lisa Hone lives with mica in her home every day. She warns householders that they have very little protection on the biggest purchase of their lives.

# mica - Friday 1 October, 2021

'Not what we signed off on': Mica campaigners unhappy with redress report
# Mica
# Mica

'Not what we signed off on': Mica campaigners unhappy with redress report

Updated Oct 1st 2021, 4:43 PM 30,457 Views 101 Comments
  • The report says the total cost of the remediation scheme could be €3.2 billion.
  • Homeowners who have to completely demolish and rebuild their homes would not necessarily get a 100% grant.
  • Other remediation works would receive a 100% grant and all caps should be increased, the report says.
  • The report is to be considered by the minister before he brings proposals to Cabinet.

# mica - Thursday 30 September, 2021

Explainer: Mica, crumbling blocks and the campaign for 100% redress

Explainer: Mica, crumbling blocks and the campaign for 100% redress

Sep 30th 2021, 11:59 PM 22,601 Views 24 Comments

Government plans to deal with the issue are likely to be tabled in the next fortnight.

'O'Brien needs to get his act together' say Mica protesters outside Leinster House today
# Redress
# Redress

'O'Brien needs to get his act together' say Mica protesters outside Leinster House today

Updated Sep 30th 2021, 12:45 PM 14,618 Views 45 Comments

Campaigners are seeking 100% redress for damage to their homes.

# mica - Wednesday 29 September, 2021

Minister for Housing meets with Mica residents to discuss working group report
# Mica
# Mica

Minister for Housing meets with Mica residents to discuss working group report

Updated Sep 29th 2021, 7:35 PM 9,974 Views 14 Comments

The householders, in Donegal and Mayo, are seeking 100% redress for their Mica damaged homes.

# mica - Monday 27 September, 2021

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

Sep 27th 2021, 10:42 PM 8,171 Views 12 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

Sep 22nd 2021, 7:35 PM 21,070 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 20,155 Views 16 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 14,651 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 12,110 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 43,029 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 3,877 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 24,379 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 28,666 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 23,877 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 10,486 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 43,243 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 58,904 Views 33 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 23,150 Views 32 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 56,582 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 59,027 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 50,451 Views 41 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 55,770 Views 42 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 113,770 Views 36 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 26,053 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 15,309 Views 9 Comments

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