The Defective Blocks Ireland group has welcomed the decision to fast track the case of a Donegal couple as part of the mica campaign.
The Commercial Court agreed to fast-track the case of Malin Head couple William and Grainne Doherty.
Its is expected that this will be the first of 1,100 legal action set to be brought before the court over the mica controversy.
Commenting on the decision to fast-track the first legal case in the defective blocks controversy to the Commercial Court, Shaun Hegarty on behalf of the Defective Blocks Ireland group has said:
“Defective Blocks Ireland welcome the decision of the Commercial Court to admit the case of William & Grainne Doherty as the first “pathfinder” case as part of the multi action legal case on behalf of homeowners in Donegal. Defective Blocks Ireland look forward to the next steps in the legal case and to bring resolution and justice for affected homeowners in the county”.
The case will be among five “pathfinder” or test cases which the court will be first asked to deal with.
Mr Justice McDonald said it was appropriate to admit the Ó Dochartaigh case to the commercial list so that matters can proceed in an orderly fashion.
He said he was very grateful for all the work done by the parties which “may not be visible but I do appreciate it”.