Mica Redress Scheme progresses
THE Mica Action Group (MAG)
has today confirmed that in spite of the difficult
circumstances we find ourselves in due to Covid-19,
the Mica Redress Scheme is still being worked on
behind the scenes and they are hopeful it will not
be much longer before the scheme opens.
The Mica Action Group had a huge
turnout of over 700 people attending their Mica
redress information event in Letterkenny on the 18th
Ann Owens, Chairperson
of MAG said: "The Dept of Housing have confirmed
that they are well aware of the very difficult
position that this crisis puts on Mica affected
homeowners, and have assured us that they are
continuing to work hard on the final terms and
conditions of the scheme.
"Martin McDermott, Councillor and Mayor of Inishowen
has also confirmed that Donegal County Council is
working on finalising the details of the scheme in
conjunction with the Department. He has indicated
that there will be a need for staff to be
familiarised with the details once these terms have
been finalised but is confident that this work is
progressing and should be open soon.
"Whilst we know that there will be issues around
undertaking testing and being on site at the homes
of families affected, we must also do all we can to
prepare during this time and to be ready to go when
we get the green light that things are safe and
restrictions have been lifted.
"This news from the Department and from Donegal
County Council is a huge relief for affected
families as a lot of people have lost confidence
that this scheme would ever see the light of day due
to the pressures on Government at the minute. It
will allow those families affected to take comfort
in the fact that they have not been forgotten about
and we at MAG and the relevant authorities are still
working hard on their behalf."