Donegal property hit by "defective
blocks" - Minister told
MINISTER for Housing
Damien English and representatives from the
Department of Environment travelled to Inishowen
yesterday to meet the group seeking redress for
people with "crumbling" homes.
Mica Action Group (MAG) chairman Phil McDaid said
the group was delighted that Mr English also pledged
to return again to Donegal within weeks to see the
plight of affected homeowners in the Letterkenny and
“During the meeting, we conveyed to him the many
difficulties facing homeowners such as lack of
insurability of their homes. We asked for his help
in putting pressure on the insurance industry in
providing cover for those affected," said Mr McDaid.
From left, Minister for Housing
Damien English; Mica Action Group joint secretaries,
Eileen Doherty and Ann Owens and chairman Phil
McDaid pictured at a meeting in Carndonagh on June
"We also told him about
the issue of loss of value of homes and the effect
this is having on the housing market in the county
as well as the many concerns over health and safety
facing families. The fallout from this crisis in
terms of the adverse effects this is having on many
homeowners' health and wellbeing arising from the
emotional distress was also communicated."
The Minister and his departmental officials met
three families in the Carndonagh area and saw
first-hand the "devastating impact" the problem is
having on homeowners, said Mr McDaid.
If you think you are affected by this issue you can
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