Lisa Hone has been elected as the new Chair of the Mica Action Group.
Ms Hone takes over the role from Eamon Jackson as the leader of the voluntary representative group for affected homeowners.
The new MAG committee positions were assigned this week, with George Hill taking on the Deputy Chair role and Róise Ní Laifeartaigh assigned as the new PRO.
Other Committee Member roles were assigned to Mary M McLaughlin (Treasurer), Tricia Sullivan (Secretary) and Michelle Diver (Co-Secretary/Media Team) alongside Robin Hamill, Tommy Walsh and Gerry Hone.
Every member of the MAG Committee is a volunteer who is either directly affected, or has family affected by the defective block crisis, some both.
As such, the committee are extremely aware of the high degrees of frustration and difficult circumstances homeowners are continuing to endure.
The group set out their key priorities for the months ahead, and stated that their immediate focus will be on the unacceptable paralysis of the current scheme and the lack of alternative housing for those needing to leave unsafe/unhealthy houses immediately plus the provision of temporary accommodation during building work. They will also be focusing on the lack of provision of practical and emotional support for those affected by the Mica crisis.
“In addition, the Committee recognise the importance of matters such as the details of the regulations and roll-out of the revised scheme, review of IS465, excluded homes, the need for accountability via a public inquiry and the benefit of a national defective concrete alliance given the extent of the issue across Ireland,” they said.
“The MAG Committee is dedicated to continuing to work hard to be an effective pressure group and voice for its membership.”