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# defects

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# defects
Homeowners affected by Celtic Tiger defects face 'frightening' legal threats over repair bills
Repairing fire safety defects can cost up to €20,000 and some homeowners also have to pay to fix leaks and damp issues.
Owners have been 'aggressively' pursued for costs for repairs, Michelle Hennessy writes.
Experts say more than 100,000 people could be affected and that it could take years before the final number to come to light.
# Housing
Independent working group to examine defects in apartments and duplexes
Problems with fire safety, structural safety and water ingress in purpose-built apartment and duplex buildings are being scrutinised.
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# mica
Decision on mica scheme may not be made by end of October, junior minister says
A draft report did not recommend 100% redress, as demanded by campaigners.
# Investigation
France launches nationwide probe into incidents of babies born with arm defects
It has been confirmed that the results would be known in about three months.
# check your tyres
Worn tyres on your car are an absolute killer - and they're set to become a penalty points offence
A brutal new RSA campaign takes aim at one in eight fatal road crashes being caused by vehicle defects – and two thirds of those accidents are caused by bad tyres.
# Recall
Ford recalls 100,000 vehicles in North America over safety concerns
Car maker says no injuries or accidents have been reported in connection with the defects.
# Syria
Syrian ambassador to Iraq defects, denounces Asaad
Nawaf Fares called on Syrians to abandon Assad, saying: “The allegiance is to the people, not to a dictator who kills his people”.