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# Pyrite

This year
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 homeowners have 'outstanding concerns' about new scheme, committee told
Homeowners impacted by the mica scandal have told politicians that the updated redress scheme will be inaccessible for many because of the up front costs required.
Last year
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.
All time
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 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.
Mayo homeowners mystified and frustrated over rejection from government pyrite scheme
They were deemed ineligible despite reports from engineers stating their homes are damaged.
Mica scandal: Families to stage protest over 'farcical' State scheme to fix their crumbling homes
Homeowners say the scheme is not accessible to many families because of the additional costs involved.
'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal
The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.
Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'
The scheme would focus on homes built between 2002 and 2008 in particular.
'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas
The Crumlishs are one of thousands of homeowners affected by defective blocks in Co Donegal.
Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'
A Green Party motion on building standards will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow.
'Our home is crumbling into the ground': Family in Mayo forced to abandon house
Thousands of houses around the country are affected by pyrite and mica.
Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why
A campaign group said the issue affects both private and council homes.
Only 5 homes have been fixed as part of Phil Hogan's big plan to tackle pyrite
Fianna Fáil is calling for the remediation scheme to be overhauled.
Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers
“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”
How many people aren't paying property tax because their homes have pyrite?
In order to avoid the property tax, a homeowner has to get a certificate confirming the presence of significant pyrite damage.
'Every room is just rotten': Video shows how pyrite destroyed this woman's home
Despite the obvious structural damage to the house, Ita Brennan cannot avail of the government’s remediation scheme.
Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.
Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales
Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.
418 applications for Pyrite repair funds for damaged houses
The Pyrite Remediation Board said that some people are slow to say if they’ve taken action to seek redress for pyrite damage.
How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That's top of the PAC's agenda today
What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…
Explainer: The scheme that will fix pyrite victim's crumbling homes
Applications open today for the €10 million scheme that allows remedial work to be carried out on qualifying homes.
Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week
Homes in 74 estates were identified as being at risk from ‘pyrite heave’ which causes buckling of floors and walls.
Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year
Yesterday Cabinet approved the publication of the Pyrite Resolution Bill, which will provide for the operation of a scheme to fund the work.
Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
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.
Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow
It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.
New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster
Phil Hogan has announced new regulations which will require professionals to sign off on the compliance of buildings as they are built.
Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption
Speaking in Ashboure today, Phil Hogan said the issue was “yet another problem inherited from the previous government”.
Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'
Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan also spoke of Ireland’s ghost estates, the pyrite crisis, and her plans to end homelessness.
Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax
Peter Mathews suggests bringing in a betting tax, and levies on corporate profits and high incomes, instead of taxing households.
Pyrite removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'
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 homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption
The moves are outlined in a Bill published this afternoon which amends the Property Tax scheme before it begins in July.
Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes
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.
Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax
Noonan said the government is aware of the “very real cost and difficulties” faced by people whose homes are affected.
Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes
Meanwhile, as he approaches his second Christmas in temporary accommodation, Priory Hall resident Liam Boland said he would refuse to pay.
Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan
He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.
TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage
Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.