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This month
September 2023
100% Redress Party given green light to run candidates in elections
The Registrar of Political Parties is approving an application by the 100% Redress Party to become a registered political party.
Mica redress concrete levy to get amendment excluding precast products
The amendment to the Finance Bill 2022 will exclude the value of pouring concrete used in precast products from the scope of the levy.
Last year
Donegal County Council meeting adjourned to address Mica redress protest outside
Senior members of the council went to hear the concerns and frustration of the crowd.
Committee to be told concrete levy will add €1,200 to cost of the 'most common house types'
The SCSI will tell the committee that the levy will ‘challenge the viability of construction projects’.
Concrete levy budget climbdown as tax reduced to 5% and pushed out to September
The levy is part of a plan to offset the cost of the mica redress scheme.
Poll: Do you support the new concrete block levy?
Sinn Féin has tabled a Dáil motion to scrap the new levy.
10% levy on concrete blocks to help fund mica and pyrite redress schemes
The levy is expected to raise €80 million anually and it will be applied from 3 April 2023 at a rate of 10%.
Builders' levy should help pay for works on thousands of defective apartments, says Bacik
Government will have to provide assistance, Leo Varadkar has said.
Mica action groups declare intent to set up political party
The action groups intend to run local and general election candidates.
Mica homeowners made to feel like 'chancers', committee hears
The Oireachtas housing committee was sitting for a marathon seven-hour evidence session on the Government’s new defective blocks bill today.
There will be no cap on the number of Ukrainian refugees Ireland takes in, says minister
There were heated exchanges between Independent TD Carol Nolan and the housing minister over the issue of immigration.
Government expands mica scheme to include homeowners in Clare and Limerick
The estimated cost of the scheme now stands at €2.7 billion.
Mica homeowner group welcomes new report on costings for grant scheme
The report puts rebuild costs at between €150,000 and €421,000 depending on the size and location of the house.
'The anxiety was unbelievable': Mica homeowners feared for their safety during Storm Franklin
Homeowners are still waiting for clarity in relation to the redress scheme that will help them to fix their crumbling homes.
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Mica: How a campaign started around a Donegal kitchen table captured the nation's attention
For some it has been a ten year battle for help with their crumbling homes.
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.
'It's just been years of crying, hatred, feeling angry': Three mica homeowners share their stories
Housing shortages will increase challenges with mica redress scheme, Taoiseach says
He said some people will have to seek alternative accommodation while homes affected are being replaced and repaired.
Mica campaigners in discussions to form new political party
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 campaigners say average homeowner will have to pay €65,000 under redress scheme
Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty today told the government to “go back to the drawing board”.
Mica redress: Package for homeowners capped at €420,000 in €2.2 billion scheme
The scheme will cover an estimated 7,500 homes at a total cost of €2.2 billion.
New mica redress scheme 'falls way short of the mark once again', campaigners say
Campaigners intend to march in Dublin again if the government does not revisit its plan.
Mica redress decision to come before Cabinet ‘soon’, says McConalogue
The Minister for Agriculture said he believed that any proposal brought to Cabinet would deliver 100% redress to homeowners.
Tax or levy to pay for new Mica redress scheme under consideration by government
It is believed that a cap of approximately €400,000 per home will ultimately be agreed upon.
Children protest outside Dáil calling for 100% Mica redress scheme
The children said all they want is to feel safe in their homes.
Mica protesters vow to continue demonstrations if 100% redress demands not met
Tens of thousands protested in Dublin calling for full redress.
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
Some homeowners say they do not feel safe in their homes.
Mica redress package will be 'one of the biggest ever announced in relation to anything'
Minister Simon Coveney said however that it will not be ready before the Budget.
Decision on mica scheme may not be made by end of October, junior minister says
A draft report did not recommend 100% redress, as demanded by campaigners.
Mica-affected homeowner: As a homebuyer in Ireland, you have few rights
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.
'Not what we signed off on': Mica campaigners unhappy with redress report
The report says the total cost of the remediation scheme could be €3.2 billion.
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.
Explainer: Mica, crumbling blocks and the campaign for 100% redress
Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
Explainer: Mica, crumbling blocks and the campaign for 100% redress
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
Campaigners are seeking 100% redress for damage to their homes.
Minister for Housing meets with Mica residents to discuss working group report
The householders, in Donegal and Mayo, are seeking 100% redress for their Mica damaged homes.
Darragh O’Brien says ‘nothing is off the table’ on mica redress scheme
The Housing Minister will meet mica-affected homeowners later this week.
Criticism of council after 19 rejections of pyrite homes in Mayo overturned on appeal
Applications had been rejected despite engineers’ reports and tests confirming the presence of pyrite.
Mica redress: Tánaiste says 'it's not the government's money' so 'we must have cost control'
Affected homeowners are seeking 100% of the costs associated with fixing their homes.
Mica block scandal has broadened to other areas in Ireland, says Tánaiste
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 protesters gather outside Fianna Fail think-in to call for 100% redress scheme
Fianna Fáil members gathering in Cavan today were met by around 30 protesters from Donegal.
Mayo homeowners mystified and frustrated over rejection from government pyrite scheme
They were deemed ineligible despite reports from engineers stating their homes are damaged.
The Explainer: What is the mica scandal and how has it affected homeowners?
This week, we talk you through how the mica scandal unfolded, and what it tells us about housing in Ireland.
Mica and pyrite scandals - could it still happen today?
Experts have said new legislation is needed to ensure building supplies are checked by independent parties.