Redress announced to fix Donegal
THE Mica Action Group
yesterday welcomed the long awaited statement from
government that they will provide a redress scheme
for homeowners in Donegal affected by
Ann Owens Chairperson Mica Action Group said: “This
is the day that we have been waiting for, for a long
time. This is what we have fought long and hard for
from government over the last 8 years. Many
homeowners have supported us in this campaign
through opening their homes and their hearts to the
media to illustrate the absolutely devastating
impact this has had on their lives".
Members of the Mica Action Group meeting
with Minister Damien English on July 13, 2018.
“Today, is a day that
we hope affected families can sleep easier in their
beds tonight and have a little less worry about how
they are going to get the money or the help they
need to fix their homes".
"I would also like to thank Damien McKay who in 2014
first brought this to the attention of a wider
audience in Letterkenny. It was following this
meeting that MAG was formed. Damien has given a huge
amount of his time and energy to this campaign and
that persistence has paid off today".
"Finally a huge thanks to all of the politicians
such as Minister Joe McHugh, Charlie McConalogue TD,
Senator Padraig McLaughlin, Thomas Pringle TD,
Councillors Michael Doherty, Martin McDermott,
Albert Doherty and Bernard McGuinness, who have
collectively and on a cross-party basis, listened
and brought this to the highest level of government
and forced them to sit up and take notice and most
importantly to act".
"It is important to note that a lot of work still
needs to be done as we see this scheme rolled out
over the coming months and years and MAG are
determined to work alongside government to help
deliver it to the highest standard."
Ann concluded: “As we reiterate at the public
meetings: 'we are not going away until every home is
fixed', and we intend to keep our promise".