Government to agree 100% redress scheme for mica-hit homeowners – Irish Examiner

The Government will tomorrow agree a remediation scheme for mica-affected homes which offers 100% redress up to €420,000.

Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien will bring the delayed scheme aimed at remediating the thousands of homes that were built with defective blocks.

The Coalition leaders on Monday agreed to Mr O’Brien’s €2.2bn proposal, which will see homeowners given up to a cap of €420,000 for remediation or rebuilding of their homes. There is acceptance in the Government that the overall figure will rise as more homes are discovered to have used the blocks.

Homeowners will contact their local authority to gain entry to the scheme before a Housing Agency engineer advises whether a home should be demolished and rebuilt or repaired. 

Rental homes will only be covered if they fall under the Residential Tenancies Board, so holiday homes will not be included. Mr O’Brien has also agreed that a senior counsel will carry out an

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