Minister Charlie McConalogue has said that he has confidence in the Mica working group achieving results for homeowners.
The Donegal Minister has said that a fit-for-purpose scheme is “essential” and discussions are looking at how full costs can be covered.
“What’s involved in the full cost needs to be fully examined and defined,” Minister McConalogue told The Tonight Show last night.
The Defective Blocks Working Group meets again today as they prepare a report for government on July 31st. The results of the group must then come back to Cabinet.
Minister McConalogue said there is a “very clear understanding” by the government of the fact that the issues need to be addressed.
“As a Cabinet member from Donegal I will be doing all that I can to ensure the outcome fully addresses the issues of the scheme,” he said.
“There is a very stark reality facing families now since the awareness around this emerged and continues to emerge for so many families today, that this is a situation which has been no fault to the people involved but has absolutely blighted their lives and until they get to a situation where their homes are fixed cannot properly get on with their lives.”
Minister McConalogue added that he believes that working group will achieve a positive outcome for homeowners and said,”I will be standing full square behind the homeowners working with my Cabinet colleagues to get a good outcome for homeowners to ensure they can fix their homes and get on with their lives.”