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Homeowners Call for Mica Redress Scheme

Homeowners Call for Mica Redress Scheme

Homeowners in Donegal have called for a Mica Redress Scheme to be set up and implemented ‘straight away’, to compensate those affected by defective concrete blocks. The call was made at a special Seminar in the An Grianán Hotel, in Burt, Co Donegal last night. Around 300 homeowners attended the seminar organised by the Mica…

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RTE Prime Time special on defective blocks in Donegal homes

RTE Prime Time special on defective blocks in Donegal homes

Letterkenny building defects expert Damien McKay featured in this week’s RTÉ’s Primetime special investigation into defective blocks used in homes in Donegal. McKay says he has inspected  “over 220 houses in the past two years, but the number of houses affected is estimated to be in the thousands.” The current controversy surrounds defective precast concrete blocks – with…

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HD McKay to address Donegal Engineers on defective concrete blocks

HD McKay to address Donegal Engineers on defective concrete blocks

The Donegal Region of Engineers Ireland are hosting a special event on 14th January at the Radisson Blu in Letterkenny, and HD McKay consulting engineers are making a presentation on the defective blocks issue. The presentation will be given by Damien McKay, who says “one of the key issues I have been dealing with and raising regularly…

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Skeoge social housing scheme completed as final residents move in

Skeoge social housing scheme completed as final residents move in

The final set of keys have been handed over in the award-winning 280-home Skeoge social housing development in Derry’s Galliagh district,  say project partners Fold Housing Association and local developers, Braidwater. “The scheme began construction in 2010 and the first residents moved into Skeoge in 2012,” says Fold’s Director of Development, Anita Conway.  Braidwater and…

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