June 5, 2021
MacManus brings MICA Scandal to the attention of European Commission

MacManus brings MICA Scandal to the attention of European Commission

Sinn Féin MEP highlights plight of home owners to EU 

Sinn Fein MEP Chris MacManus has written to the European Commission highlighting the inadequate redress scheme for homeowners across the north-west, affected by the Mica scandal. The Midlands North West MEP has asked the Commission to examine the lack of consumer protection provided to the families affected.

MacManus said:

“Thousands of families in our constituency whose homes were built with defective blocks containing Mica, causing buildings to disintegrate and plastering to crack and crumble, have been left devastated. As we are only too well aware, many of these homes have to be demolished.”

“The current Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme for those affected is inadequate as it only covers up to 90% of the remediation costs. In many instances, affected homeowners are being straddled with up to 50% of the remediation costs. This is completely unacceptable.”

“Families in Dublin and parts of Leinster who availed of the Pyrite Remediation Scheme in the past received 100% redress and rightly so.”

“This is in stark contrast to how the families affected by the Mica scandal have been treated. The Government needs to act and make the Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme a 100% fully funded scheme. The families affected deserve fairness.”

MacManus concluded, “I have written to the European Commission to highlight the inadequate redress scheme and the lack of consumer protection for the Mica affected families. Sinn Fein will continue to pursue this issue at Dáil and EU level until an adequate redress scheme is put in place. There can be no excuses.” ENDS

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