Anxious homeowners affected by MICA are still waiting on a redress scheme despite government promises that work would begin before Christmas 2018.
Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal Charlie McConalogue has called on the government to put a timeline in place for the promised MICA redress scheme.
The Minister for Housing has said this week that work on developing the scheme is “well underway” and that he intends to “revert to Government with proposals for the scheme as soon as possible.”
However, homeowners in Donegal and Mayo are still waiting to find out when the scheme will become operational so that they can put plans in place to remediate their homes.
Deputy McConalogue said the department’s plans need to be clearer: “This response is extremely vague and will not ease the anxiety being experienced by affected homeowners. The Minister had previously promised that proposals would be presented to the Government before Christmas. It’s now January and we appear to be no further down the track on this issue.”
Deputy McConalogue said that Housing Minister Eoghan Murphy needs to set a commencement date for the redress scheme immediately, and remediation must begin early this year.
Deputy McConalogue said: “This redress scheme has experienced delays every step of the way. It is imperative that a scheme is set up as soon as possible – these homeowners have already been waiting too long. The redress scheme is needed now.”Tags: