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"Heartbreaking" burden for Inishowen families 30.07.15

INISHOWEN councillor Albert Doherty has told a local meeting of Donegal County Council that families whose homes were built with defective blocks are living with a "financial, emotional and heartbreaking burden".
The Sinn Féin representative welcomed unanimous cross-party support for his motion pressing for a redress scheme for all the affected families.
"The Mica/defective blocks issue is a sensitive, financial, emotional and heartbreaking burden visited on many homes and families in Inishowen and the greater Donegal area," said Cllr Doherty.
The Carndonagh based councillor said testing and ongoing surveying of the council's housing stock was welcome and "ought to be a priority matter for completion by council staff".
"The continued support for Mica Action Group and their efforts on behalf of many private residents affected must also remain steadfast," said Cllr Doherty.
"However the key matter for the TDs now is to prioritise at national level the Mica/defective blocks issue and to secure and establish financial support now with this government and ensure all future governments are committed to delivering a redress scheme to affected householders," he added.
Councillor Albert Doherty.
The recent Municipal District of Inishowen meeting also heard from council ceo Seamus Neely. He said council management would engage, where appropriate, with the independent panel of experts that was recently set up by the Government to examine Donegal's defective blocks issue.
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