Friday, January 20, 2023

Council is looking for houses affected by NI Mica

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Mica is a material found in concrete blocks that can cause serious structural problems in buildings. Thousands of households across the Republic have been affected, mainly in Donegal.

Last year a home in Northern Ireland was confirmed to have it.

Members of Derry Council have voted in favor of a motion calling on the Council to recognize the ongoing problem surrounding mica and the potential problems it poses.

The motion also asked the council to help determine the number of residents whose homes are affected by this problem and to consider the need to further expand state compensation schemes to residents of our city and county.

The Council has issued a public appeal to property owners in the Derry and Strabane Borough Council area who have evidence that their building has the material to build the database.

The Council has also written to the Department for Communities regarding compensation and dialogue with the Irish Government regarding the issue.

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