Fifty schoolchildren from Donegal are en route to Dail Eireann today to fight for redress for their Mica-affected homes.
Children from Inishowen and around Donegal will hand in letters to Leinster House that highlight the devastating impact of Mica on their lives.
The letters are set to tell public representatives about the real fears of growing up in a Mica-affected homes. They will describe how the crisis has affected their education and how it is impacting every part of their childhood.
Some of the children have already had their homes demolished, while others sleep in crumbling buildings every night.
Cllr Doherty, who is Chairperson of Donegal ETB, told Donegal County Council this month that living in Mica homes has a hugely detrimental impact on children.
“Students come to school worried, concerned for the future of their family, realising the significant financial investment that their parents have made and now seeing the heartbreaking presence of Mica in the structures of their houses.
“Students are finding difficult to concentrate, are experiencing heightened emotions, and as such are not realising their full potential,” Cllr Doherty said.
The children’s protest is set to begin at 11.30am this morning.
Featured photo: Lisa Doherty, 100% Redress Facebook Group