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What is mica and why are people protesting over it?

What is mica and why are people protesting over it? A protest took place on Tuesday while the Dáil sat at Dublin’s Convention Centre calling for a mica redress scheme for thousands of homeowners in the northwest. What is the controversy about? What is mica? Micas are types of minerals found in the ground and in rocks excavated in quarries. Muscovite, biotite and phlogopite are the three most co...
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Verde continuing to undertake Block Work Sampling and Reporting under Pyrite /Mica Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme

Verde continuing to undertake Block Work Sampling and Reporting under Pyrite /Mica Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme We have been quite busy the last few months pyrite sampling properties in Co. Mayo, with almost 90 houses cored since mid February. The pyrite problem was first identified in Ireland in 2007. It can cause cracking or lifting of concrete floors; cracks in internal and extern...
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Cost of pyrite remediation scheme to hit €150m by year-end

Cost of pyrite remediation scheme to hit €150m by year-end More than €150m will have been spent on the pyrite remediation scheme by the end of 2021, according to the minister for housing. The scheme was established in 2014 to remediate dwellings that have been significantly damaged as a result of pyritic heave caused by the swelling of hardcore underground floor slabs. Such damage can manifest as...
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Pyrite remediation scheme to include the admin area of Limerick City and County Council

Pyrite remediation scheme to include the admin area of Limerick City and County Council The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has extended the pyrite remediation scheme to include the administrative area of Limerick City and County Council, which will see homeowners of dwellings with significant damage attributable to pyritic heave in County Limerick eli...
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Verde provide Block Work Sampling and Reporting to Structural Engineers under Pyrite / Mica Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme

Verde provide Block Work Sampling and Reporting to Structural Engineers under Pyrite /Mica Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme What is the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme? Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, launched the new Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme for Donegal and Mayo on the 6th August. The scheme will assist homeowners whose dwelling...
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