Mica group says investigation
THE Mica Action Group (MAG)
confirmed today that the investigation into the
issue of defective blocks in counties Donegal and
Mayo has been completed.
The report has now been sent for legal proofing.
The confirmation of the conclusion of the probe
followed a meeting between MAG and key
representatives at the Department of Environment.
MAG said Minister for Housing and Urban Renewal
Damien English will, in the interim, be briefed on
the report's findings.
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
MAG secretary Ann Owens
said the members were "relieved" that the
investigation had finally concluded after a number
“Whilst these delays were disappointing, we have
been assured that the report is the result of a
robust piece of work, with real attention to all the
facts and figures, including those provided by
homeowners," said Ms Owens.
"This report will provide the Department of
Environment and Ministers Damien English and Simon
Coveney with all the information necessary for them
to make a decision on the way forward. We are
hopeful that this will include the setting up of a
redress scheme for all homeowners affected, which
MAG has been calling for, for the last number of
MAG understands that the report will be made public
The group said that nearly 500 homeowners have now
registered with them and hundreds more confirmed to
be affected in social housing, "the number of
homeowners and their families affected by this issue
of defective blocks used in the construction of
their homes, continues to rise," MAG stated.
If you think you are affected please register at
www.surveymonkey.com or contact the Mica
Action Group on