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#Pyrite

# pyrite - 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 21,049 Views 13 Comments

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

# pyrite - 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 14,605 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.

# pyrite - 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 42,973 Views 18 Comments

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

# pyrite - 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 56,376 Views 49 Comments

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

# pyrite - 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 50,410 Views 36 Comments

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

# pyrite - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'
# Cracks
# Cracks

Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'

Jan 24th 2018, 11:03 AM 15,465 Views 49 Comments

The scheme would focus on homes built between 2002 and 2008 in particular.

# pyrite - 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 55,757 Views 42 Comments

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

# pyrite - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'

Jun 20th 2017, 8:00 PM 18,566 Views 36 Comments

A Green Party motion on building standards will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow.

# pyrite - 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 112,809 Views 36 Comments

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

# pyrite - 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 26,046 Views 18 Comments

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

# pyrite - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Only 5 homes have been fixed as part of Phil Hogan's big plan to tackle pyrite
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Only 5 homes have been fixed as part of Phil Hogan's big plan to tackle pyrite

Apr 8th 2015, 6:24 PM 15,425 Views 53 Comments

Fianna Fáil is calling for the remediation scheme to be overhauled.

# pyrite - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers
# NO MORE PRIORY HALLS
# NO MORE PRIORY HALLS

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:43 AM 9,227 Views 75 Comments

“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”

# pyrite - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

How many people aren't paying property tax because their homes have pyrite?
# Damaged
# Damaged

How many people aren't paying property tax because their homes have pyrite?

Jul 16th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,641 Views 12 Comments

In order to avoid the property tax, a homeowner has to get a certificate confirming the presence of significant pyrite damage.

# pyrite - Sunday 6 July, 2014

'Every room is just rotten': Video shows how pyrite destroyed this woman's home
# Condemned
# Condemned

'Every room is just rotten': Video shows how pyrite destroyed this woman's home

Jul 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 30,479 Views 39 Comments

Despite the obvious structural damage to the house, Ita Brennan cannot avail of the government’s remediation scheme.

# pyrite - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,695 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

# pyrite - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales
# Spending Spree
# Spending Spree

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales

May 14th 2014, 10:46 AM 11,282 Views 61 Comments

Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.

# pyrite - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

418 applications for Pyrite repair funds for damaged houses
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

418 applications for Pyrite repair funds for damaged houses

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:49 AM 9,049 Views 12 Comments

The Pyrite Remediation Board said that some people are slow to say if they’ve taken action to seek redress for pyrite damage.

# pyrite - Thursday 10 April, 2014

How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That's top of the PAC's agenda today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That's top of the PAC's agenda today

Apr 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,264 Views 16 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# pyrite - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Explainer: The scheme that will fix pyrite victim's crumbling homes
# Housing
# Housing

Explainer: The scheme that will fix pyrite victim's crumbling homes

Feb 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 11,050 Views 5 Comments

Applications open today for the €10 million scheme that allows remedial work to be carried out on qualifying homes.

# pyrite - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week
# Pyrite Heave
# Pyrite Heave

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week

Feb 19th 2014, 10:11 AM 9,727 Views 11 Comments

Homes in 74 estates were identified as being at risk from ‘pyrite heave’ which causes buckling of floors and walls.

# pyrite - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year

Dec 11th 2013, 9:22 AM 6,892 Views 13 Comments

Yesterday Cabinet approved the publication of the Pyrite Resolution Bill, which will provide for the operation of a scheme to fund the work.

# pyrite - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

Oct 16th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,543 Views 43 Comments

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

# pyrite - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow

Oct 15th 2013, 10:11 PM 7,172 Views 6 Comments

It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.

# pyrite - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster
# Buildings
# Buildings

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster

Apr 4th 2013, 3:09 PM 7,038 Views 63 Comments

Phil Hogan has announced new regulations which will require professionals to sign off on the compliance of buildings as they are built.

# pyrite - Monday 25 March, 2013

Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption
# Regulation
# Regulation

Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption

Mar 25th 2013, 7:12 PM 8,856 Views 23 Comments

Speaking in Ashboure today, Phil Hogan said the issue was “yet another problem inherited from the previous government”.

# pyrite - Friday 15 March, 2013

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'

Mar 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 10,114 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan also spoke of Ireland’s ghost estates, the pyrite crisis, and her plans to end homelessness.

# pyrite - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax

Mar 2nd 2013, 11:15 AM 9,560 Views 106 Comments

Peter Mathews suggests bringing in a betting tax, and levies on corporate profits and high incomes, instead of taxing households.

# pyrite - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Pyrite removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'

Feb 26th 2013, 7:06 PM 7,785 Views 13 Comments

The completion of the Sillogue 4 scheme in Ballymun, which has 122 homes overall, was held up after the discovery of pyrite in 2008.

# pyrite - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Pyrite homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Pyrite homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption

Feb 13th 2013, 3:34 PM 16,923 Views 66 Comments

The moves are outlined in a Bill published this afternoon which amends the Property Tax scheme before it begins in July.

# pyrite - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes

Dec 18th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,936 Views 36 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.

# pyrite - Friday 14 December, 2012

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax

Dec 14th 2012, 4:06 PM 7,782 Views 56 Comments

Noonan said the government is aware of the “very real cost and difficulties” faced by people whose homes are affected.

# pyrite - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes

Dec 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,845 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, as he approaches his second Christmas in temporary accommodation, Priory Hall resident Liam Boland said he would refuse to pay.

# pyrite - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan
# Building
# Building

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan

Oct 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 7,392 Views 47 Comments

He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.

# pyrite - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:38 PM 6,431 Views 54 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.

# pyrite - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'

Jul 24th 2012, 4:45 PM 5,011 Views 12 Comments

The chairman of the pyrite panel made the comment at an Oireachtas committee meeting this afternoon.

What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?

Jul 24th 2012, 9:57 AM 5,481 Views 10 Comments

The subject will be discussed today when the government’s pyrite panel takes part in an Oireachtas committee meeting.

# pyrite - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Wednesday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Jul 18th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,209 Views 6 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

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