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#Pyrite

# pyrite - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Mica scandal: Families to stage protest over 'farcical' State scheme to fix their crumbling homes
# Mica
# Mica

Mica scandal: Families to stage protest over 'farcical' State scheme to fix their crumbling homes

May 22nd 2021, 6:45 AM 54,088 Views 49 Comments

Homeowners say the scheme is not accessible to many families because of the additional costs involved.

# pyrite - Sunday 21 October, 2018

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal
# Crumbling
# Crumbling

'Totally and utterly ruined': The eight-year battle by homeowners affected by mica concrete block scandal

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 49,559 Views 36 Comments

The government recently announced a redress scheme which has been welcomed, but it has come too late for some.

# pyrite - Wednesday 24 January, 2018

Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'
# Cracks
# Cracks

Those who bought houses with major defects 'should get a redress scheme'

Jan 24th 2018, 11:03 AM 15,416 Views 49 Comments

The scheme would focus on homes built between 2002 and 2008 in particular.

# pyrite - Wednesday 20 December, 2017

'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas
# Mica Action Group
# Mica Action Group

'Get out now. It's not safe': Family of five forced to abandon home a week before Christmas

Dec 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 55,648 Views 42 Comments

The Crumlishs are one of thousands of homeowners affected by defective blocks in Co Donegal.

# pyrite - Tuesday 20 June, 2017

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Building failures in Ireland: 'There isn't even a helpline you can call'

Jun 20th 2017, 8:00 PM 18,508 Views 36 Comments

A Green Party motion on building standards will be debated in the Dáil tomorrow.

# pyrite - Sunday 12 March, 2017

'Our home is crumbling into the ground': Family in Mayo forced to abandon house
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

'Our home is crumbling into the ground': Family in Mayo forced to abandon house

Mar 12th 2017, 8:00 PM 110,951 Views 37 Comments

Thousands of houses around the country are affected by pyrite and mica.

# pyrite - Thursday 16 July, 2015

Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why
# Mica
# Mica

Houses are crumbling in Donegal and we should soon know why

Jul 16th 2015, 3:17 PM 26,015 Views 18 Comments

A campaign group said the issue affects both private and council homes.

# pyrite - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Only 5 homes have been fixed as part of Phil Hogan's big plan to tackle pyrite
# Still Waiting
# Still Waiting

Only 5 homes have been fixed as part of Phil Hogan's big plan to tackle pyrite

Apr 8th 2015, 6:24 PM 15,417 Views 53 Comments

Fianna Fáil is calling for the remediation scheme to be overhauled.

# pyrite - Wednesday 22 October, 2014

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers
# NO MORE PRIORY HALLS
# NO MORE PRIORY HALLS

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:43 AM 9,219 Views 75 Comments

“Nobody wants to go back to the bad old days of the construction and property boom.”

# pyrite - Wednesday 16 July, 2014

How many people aren't paying property tax because their homes have pyrite?
# Damaged
# Damaged

How many people aren't paying property tax because their homes have pyrite?

Jul 16th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,628 Views 12 Comments

In order to avoid the property tax, a homeowner has to get a certificate confirming the presence of significant pyrite damage.

# pyrite - Sunday 6 July, 2014

'Every room is just rotten': Video shows how pyrite destroyed this woman's home
# Condemned
# Condemned

'Every room is just rotten': Video shows how pyrite destroyed this woman's home

Jul 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 30,083 Views 39 Comments

Despite the obvious structural damage to the house, Ita Brennan cannot avail of the government’s remediation scheme.

# pyrite - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,693 Views 1 Comment

Everyone’s talking about calls for an investigation into mother-and-baby homes, a hijacked taxi, and new pyrite issues.

# pyrite - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales
# Spending Spree
# Spending Spree

Here's how the government is going to spend the €200 million it raised from asset sales

May 14th 2014, 10:46 AM 11,277 Views 61 Comments

Cash for the GAA, pyrite redress, cyclepaths and road improvements are all in the pipeine.

# pyrite - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

418 applications for Pyrite repair funds for damaged houses
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

418 applications for Pyrite repair funds for damaged houses

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:49 AM 9,025 Views 12 Comments

The Pyrite Remediation Board said that some people are slow to say if they’ve taken action to seek redress for pyrite damage.

# pyrite - Thursday 10 April, 2014

How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That's top of the PAC's agenda today
# Oireachtas Agenda
# Oireachtas Agenda

How much money did the HSE pay Rehab? That's top of the PAC's agenda today

Apr 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,264 Views 16 Comments

What’s going on in Leinster House? Well, as you asked…

# pyrite - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Explainer: The scheme that will fix pyrite victim's crumbling homes
# Housing
# Housing

Explainer: The scheme that will fix pyrite victim's crumbling homes

Feb 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,967 Views 5 Comments

Applications open today for the €10 million scheme that allows remedial work to be carried out on qualifying homes.

# pyrite - Wednesday 19 February, 2014

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week
# Pyrite Heave
# Pyrite Heave

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week

Feb 19th 2014, 10:11 AM 9,687 Views 11 Comments

Homes in 74 estates were identified as being at risk from ‘pyrite heave’ which causes buckling of floors and walls.

# pyrite - Wednesday 11 December, 2013

Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite remediation work to begin in new year

Dec 11th 2013, 9:22 AM 6,885 Views 13 Comments

Yesterday Cabinet approved the publication of the Pyrite Resolution Bill, which will provide for the operation of a scheme to fund the work.

# pyrite - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

Oct 16th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,527 Views 43 Comments

The funding will be available for about 1,000 properties that require immediate repair but homeowners who have already paid for repairs will not be compensated.

# pyrite - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow

Oct 15th 2013, 10:11 PM 7,163 Views 6 Comments

It is hoped the pyrite remediation scheme will be approved by Christmas.

# pyrite - Thursday 4 April, 2013

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster
# Buildings
# Buildings

New rules on buildings hope to avoid repeat of Priory Hall disaster

Apr 4th 2013, 3:09 PM 7,024 Views 63 Comments

Phil Hogan has announced new regulations which will require professionals to sign off on the compliance of buildings as they are built.

# pyrite - Monday 25 March, 2013

Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption
# Regulation
# Regulation

Homeowners will have to prove 'significant pyrite damage' to receive Property Tax exemption

Mar 25th 2013, 7:12 PM 8,849 Views 23 Comments

Speaking in Ashboure today, Phil Hogan said the issue was “yet another problem inherited from the previous government”.

# pyrite - Friday 15 March, 2013

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'
# Priory Hall
# Priory Hall

Minister for housing says ex-residents of Priory Hall are 'in a dreadful situation'

Mar 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 10,101 Views 37 Comments

Minister of State Jan O’Sullivan also spoke of Ireland’s ghost estates, the pyrite crisis, and her plans to end homelessness.

# pyrite - Saturday 2 March, 2013

Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax

Mar 2nd 2013, 11:15 AM 9,556 Views 106 Comments

Peter Mathews suggests bringing in a betting tax, and levies on corporate profits and high incomes, instead of taxing households.

# pyrite - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

Pyrite removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'

Feb 26th 2013, 7:06 PM 7,776 Views 13 Comments

The completion of the Sillogue 4 scheme in Ballymun, which has 122 homes overall, was held up after the discovery of pyrite in 2008.

# pyrite - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Pyrite homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Pyrite homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption

Feb 13th 2013, 3:34 PM 16,919 Views 66 Comments

The moves are outlined in a Bill published this afternoon which amends the Property Tax scheme before it begins in July.

# pyrite - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Up to €50m in bank loans and levies to pay for repair of pyrite homes

Dec 18th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,935 Views 36 Comments

Environment Minister Phil Hogan has announced the setting up of the Pyrite Resolution Board which will aim to give thousands of homeowners by the issue a long-awaited resolution.

# pyrite - Friday 14 December, 2012

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax

Dec 14th 2012, 4:06 PM 7,766 Views 56 Comments

Noonan said the government is aware of the “very real cost and difficulties” faced by people whose homes are affected.

# pyrite - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Fine Gael TD calls for clarification on property tax for pyrite homes

Dec 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,839 Views 15 Comments

Meanwhile, as he approaches his second Christmas in temporary accommodation, Priory Hall resident Liam Boland said he would refuse to pay.

# pyrite - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan
# Building
# Building

Report vindicates belief that State is not responsible for pyrite problems - Hogan

Oct 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 7,366 Views 47 Comments

He added, however, that he supports the affected homeowners who have been suffering for “far too long”.

# pyrite - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

TD says state must cover cost of pyrite damage

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:38 PM 6,428 Views 54 Comments

Sinn Féin’s Dessie Ellis said the state allowed regulations which failed to stop contamination and failed to legislate to protect people.

# pyrite - Tuesday 24 July, 2012

Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'

Jul 24th 2012, 4:45 PM 4,940 Views 12 Comments

The chairman of the pyrite panel made the comment at an Oireachtas committee meeting this afternoon.

What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?

Jul 24th 2012, 9:57 AM 5,440 Views 10 Comments

The subject will be discussed today when the government’s pyrite panel takes part in an Oireachtas committee meeting.

# pyrite - Wednesday 18 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Wednesday
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Jul 18th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,206 Views 6 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Over 10,000 homes could harbour unidentified pyrite problems
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Over 10,000 homes could harbour unidentified pyrite problems

Jul 18th 2012, 3:46 PM 9,920 Views 20 Comments

A new report commissioned by the government has revealed the extent of the problem in estate across five local authority areas.

# pyrite - Monday 16 July, 2012

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week
# Pyrite
# Pyrite

Pyrite bill to be introduced next week

Jul 16th 2012, 10:56 AM 6,618 Views 15 Comments

The new bill would give homeowners more time to bring a case about pyrite in their homes to court.

# pyrite - Saturday 2 June, 2012

ULA to force Dáil vote on making government responsible for Priory Hall repairs
# Building Standards
# Building Standards

ULA to force Dáil vote on making government responsible for Priory Hall repairs

Jun 2nd 2012, 1:23 PM 2,984 Views 43 Comments

A motion will be discussed on Wednesday and Thursday forcing the government to undertake the remedial works.

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