Homeowners urged to attend public meeting on defective building blocks

Damien Mc Cauley, a Mica Action Group committee member, who recently had to undertake significant remedial work to his home due to defective blocks.
Damien Mc Cauley, a Mica Action Group committee member, who recently had to undertake significant remedial work to his home due to defective blocks.

A public meeting is to be held on November 17th on the widespread cracking and crumbling of homes across Donegal caused by defective building blocks.

The meeting is being organised by the Mica Action Group, which is campaigning for a redress scheme from the government.

They are urging all homeowners affected or those interested in finding out more about this issue to attend the meeting to discuss the situation with the group and some experts.

A number of Donegal TDs and elected representatives will also be there to listen and to talk to those affected.

Group chairperson William McElhinney said: “This meeting will help us send a very strong message to Dublin that this problem is widespread and is having a devastating impact on the lives of affected homeowners across the county. The Government do not believe this to be a major problem in Donegal and yet every day we are receiving calls and emails from people who are very worried that their homes are cracking and may also be built with defective blocks. This public meeting is a great opportunity to create awareness of what we have been doing and to enable affected homeowners to talk about the devastating impact this has had on their lives. It also offers us an opportunity to provide information and to answer some of the key questions and

concerns that affected homeowners may have.”

The meeting will also give the Mica Action Group an opportunity to present some of the key findings from its own survey of affected homes.

Political Representatives, County Councillors and the County Manager have also been invited.

For further information on this public meeting please contact The Mica Action Group on micaactiongroup@outlook.ie or by telephone on 086 8648888