Mica homes inaction a ‘disgrace’ - councillor

Damien Mc Cauley Mica Action Group committee member who recently had to undertake significant remedial work to his home due to defective blocks.
Damien Mc Cauley Mica Action Group committee member who recently had to undertake significant remedial work to his home due to defective blocks.
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Inishowen councillors have demanded answers on the Mica homes crisis, with one stating it’s a “disgrace” that nothing has yet been done.

Councillor Bernard McGuinness raised the issue at the Inishowen Municipal District meeting in Carndonagh on Tuesday, at which he again queried whether any of the Council’s housing stock was affected.

He said: “This is nothing short of a disgrace. We need to know exactly where we stand. We, as a Council, must stand with these people.

“Do have property affected by this?”

He added: “Many residents right across Inishowen are affected by this and as far as I can see, as a Council we’re doing nothing.

“We have to take the lead here. It’s a disgrace and this must be on the agenda each month for the Council.”

The Mica Action Group was set up last year and held a public meeting in November, which was extremely well-attended.

In December, they then met with officials from the Department of Environment, Community and Local Government in Dublin to bring the issue to their attention and to discuss a way forward for affected homeowners.