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# pyrite - Sunday 21 October, 2018

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

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'

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

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'

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

“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?

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 This post contains videos

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Government announces €10 million for pyrite repairs

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

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

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

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'

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 This post contains a poll

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

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'

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

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

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

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

Noonan says pyrite homes will be exempt from property tax

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

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

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

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'

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?

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

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5 - Wednesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

Over 10,000 homes could harbour unidentified pyrite problems

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

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

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

# pyrite - Monday 2 April, 2012

Did Hogan appoint a HomeBond official to a State board?

Fianna Fáil has asked Phil Hogan to clarify whether he gave a State board job to someone connected with the pyrite controversy.

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