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Thousands March Through Dublin Wanting Redress For Mica Homeowners

Thousands of Mica campaigners are marching through Dublin City Centre. The current redress scheme, e...


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Thousands March Through Dublin Wanting Redress For Mica Homeowners


Thousands of Mica campaigners are marching through Dublin City Centre.

The current redress scheme, established in January 2020, offers homeowners 90% of the cost of repairs; however, campaign groups are calling for that to be increased to 100%.

 

A report delivered to the Government by the Mica working group last week suggested the scheme should cover the full cost of repair works, but not the full cost of demolition of homes.

The Housing Minister is still working on an updated redress scheme with an announcement now not expected until the end of the month.

"Some of our children are going to bed at night and their walls are cracking. Our children shouldn't be going to bed at night in fear," said Anna-Marie Kelly who summed up precisely why these people travelled to the capital today to demand 100% redress.

 

Charlotte McGeegan says she can't contemplate what her family will do if the Government doesn't fully cover the costs of rebuilding their home. Speaking at the demonstration in Dublin, she said, "we'll never get another mortgage.

"This is the only way for us," said the mother-of-four.

These families have been told the Government will pay as close as possible to 100 per cent to fix or rebuild their homes, but won't agree to an unlimited scheme offering full compensation.

A final decision is expected in the coming weeks.



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