Deputy Thomas Pringle has supported the call of the Mica Action Group (MAG) and Donegal councillors for the Housing Minister to come to Donegal.
The group wants Minister Darragh O’Brien to come to the county to discuss outstanding issues in the redress scheme.
Addressing the Dáil yesterday, Deputy Pringle said he hosted the Mica Action Group earlier in the day.
“Despite misleading statements made by the government, the revised scheme does not deliver 100 per cent redress due to caps and exclusions,:” Deputy Pringle said.
“It was agreed at the meeting that the minister needs to come to Donegal to discuss these issues and Donegal County Council need to be proactive in how they’re going to deal with affected homeowners.”
“Members of MAG, along with county councillors, spoke to Oireachtas members about the revised Defective Concrete Blocks Scheme, which has still not been delivered, despite declarations of urgency from Minister O’Brien, and it will probably be later on this year before we see anything happen in relation to that,” he said.
Speaking later, Deputy Pringle said Donegal County Council needs to put a plan to the Department for temporary housing for mica-affected households, rather than waiting for the Department to take the lead.