A large crowd is expected at a meeting arranged for tonight to discuss the cracking and crumbling of homes acros Donegal as a result of defective blocks.
Hundreds of householders are expected to attend the meeting which has been organised by the Micra Action group.
The first public meeting held on the widespread cracking and crumbling of homes across the county caused by defective building blocks will be held at the An Grianan Hotel in Burt at 7.30pm.
The meeting organised by the Mica Action Group, which is campaigning for a redress scheme from the government, is urging all homeowners affected or those interested in finding out more about this issue to attend the meeting to discuss the situation with the group and some experts.
A number of Donegal TD’s and elected representatives will also be there to listen and to talk to those affected.
Chairperson of the Micra Action Grpup, William McElhinney said the meeting wil hear foirst-hand how people’s live have been destroyed by the defective blocks.
“This meeting will help us send a very strong message to Dublin that this problem is widespread and is having a devastating impact on the lives of affected homeowners across the County.
“The Government do not believe this to be a major problem in Donegal and yet every day we are receiving calls and emails from people who are very worried that their homes are cracking and may also be built with defective blocks.
“This public meeting is a great opportunity to create awareness of what we have been doing and to enable affected homeowners to talk about the devastating impact this has had on their lives. It also offers us an opportunity to provide information and to answer some of the key questions and concerns that affected homeowners may have.”
The meeting will also give the Mica Action Group an opportunity to present some of the key findings from its own survey of affected homes.
Political Representatives, County Councillors and the County Manager, Seamus Neely, have also been invited.
* The Mica Action Group was formed earlier this year by individuals whose homes are cracking due to defective blocks. The objective of the group is to seek a redress scheme from the government for homeowners affected by this issue. The group has engaged with government on a local and on a national level and are demanding that an independent panel be set up to determine the exact scale and the cause of the problem in the county.