Sinn Féin is calling for a redress scheme to be established, to help carry out necessary works on over 100,000 apartments built during the boom.
A landmark report published today found that 34,000 apartments were built with fire safety defects, while other structural and water defects were evident in thousands of other units nationwide.
The paper, which was commissioned by the Housing Minister Darragh O'Brien, also found it wasn’t feasible to hand a penalty to individual builders responsible for the poor construction and instead said a “general levy” for the entire industry should be considered.
Housing spokesperson for Sinn Féin, Eoin Ó Broin, wants to see the pyrite redress scheme extended to these property owners.
"The State can't walk away from this, and therefore I think the single most important element to this report is there has to be a redress scheme.
"The most sensible and quickest way to do that is to take the Pyrite Resolution Board... and simply repurpose that vehicle and allow it to continue its work".