Prime Time investigates
'crumbling' Donegal homes
A Prime Time
investigation into allegations that homes were built
with defective blocks across Co Donegal including
Inishowen will air tomorrow night (May 31) after the
main evening news on RTE1 at 9.35pm.
The Prime Time team has been working closely with
the Mica Action Group (MAG) for several months.
They have travelled to the county to meet MAG
members, a number of affected homeowners and key
stakeholders on this issue.
MAG today said it has "worked hard" to ensure a full
picture of the "serious and desperate" situation
facing homeowners, will emerge.
The group are hosting a public viewing of the Prime
Time programme at An Grianan Hotel, Burt, tomorrow,
Tuesday, at 9.35pm and are urging anyone affected or
those with an interest in the the issue to go along.
Pictured from left, Ann Owens (MAG);
Minister Paudie Coffey and Damien McKay, structural
engineer, visit affected homeowner Oliver Lafferty
last year as he demonstrates the crumbling nature of
the blocks used in the construction of his home.
Mica Action Group joint
secretary Eileen Doherty said: “To give this issue
national media attention is long overdue and we hope
that viewers will see the desperate situation
homeowners are finding themselves in, through
absolutely no fault of their own”.
MICA is urging affected homeowners to register via
its Facebook page. The group recently met the
independent panel set up to look into the problem
and continues to lobby the Government for a redress
scheme to compensate homeowners.