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Irish government considering €350,000 mica compensation

Thousands of homes in Donegal and Mayo are crumbling due to high levels of mica.
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THE Irish government is considering offering compensation of up to €350,000 to owners of homes with mica defective blocks, it has been reported.

According to RTÉ, the proposal is still in its early stages, but could see the compensation being offered, with further costs including for rent and mental health medical expenses also able to be claimed.

RTÉ said several sources had indicated yesterday the option was being considered.

Thousands of homes in Co Donegal and Co Mayo have been affected by having high mica levels in their blocks.

This can lead to blocks cracking and crumbling, and in recent months pressure from campaigners living in affected houses for a redress scheme to be offered has grown.

Minister for Housing Darragh O'Brien is due to update mica campaigners today.

Donegal Mica Action Group campaigner Eileen Doherty said: "We firmly believe that we have all done everything that we can to bring this issue front and centre and to urge all of our political representatives from across Government to do the right thing and to put an end to the pain and suffering of so many families."

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