Damien English that he is travelling to the Donegal next week to meet the Mica action group.
The Minister of State for Housing published a report recently on the wide-ranging affects of Mica on concrete blocks in many homes right across County Donegal, with Inishowen the area most seriously affected by the problem.
Between 1,200 and 4,800 homes are affected here in the county, the report said. Most homes were built between 2000 and 2006 and the report was critical of quality controls and building regulations which were in place at that time.
Government Chief Whip Joe McHugh has welcomed the visit and says he is lobbying for a redress scheme for homeowners.
“Minister English will visit Donegal next Wednesday to meet the Mica action group which represents many of the private homeowners affected by this issue,” said Minister McHugh.
“As part of the visit Minister English will also have discussions with Donegal County Council officials on the social housing units affected.
“He will also meet councillors and Oireachtas members.”
Minister McHugh said he is continuing to press for a redress scheme for homeowners.
Cllr Bernard McGuinness, who worked to have the Mica Expert Panel set up to compile its report, said: “I welcome the fact Minister English is returning to Donegal so soon after the publication of the report.
“He will be welcomed to Donegal and we look forward to speaking with him again about the appalling consequences of Mica on families and explaining why we need a redress scheme for the whole county including the large number of homeowners in Inishowen.”