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

Oct 21st 2018, 8:00 PM 45,038 Views 36 Comments

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

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

Jan 24th 2018, 11:03 AM 15,296 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Dec 20th 2017, 12:05 AM 55,058 Views 42 Comments

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

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

Jun 20th 2017, 8:00 PM 18,447 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Mar 12th 2017, 8:00 PM 103,666 Views 37 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2015, 3:17 PM 25,819 Views 18 Comments

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

Only 5 homes have been fixed as part of Phil Hogan's big plan to tackle pyrite
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# 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 15,369 Views 54 Comments

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

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

Enda Kenny vows to crack down on cowboy developers

Oct 22nd 2014, 10:43 AM 9,190 Views 75 Comments

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

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

Jul 16th 2014, 6:45 AM 8,605 Views 12 Comments

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

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

Jul 6th 2014, 8:00 AM 28,989 Views 39 Comments

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

Here's What Happened Today: Sunday
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Here's What Happened Today: Sunday

Jun 8th 2014, 8:00 PM 14,690 Views 1 Comment

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

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

May 14th 2014, 10:46 AM 11,269 Views 61 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 10:49 AM 8,965 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.

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

Apr 10th 2014, 9:00 AM 5,260 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Feb 26th 2014, 8:00 AM 10,785 Views 5 Comments

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

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

Homeowners with pyrite problems can apply for funding from next week

Feb 19th 2014, 10:11 AM 9,603 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Dec 11th 2013, 9:22 AM 6,875 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.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday
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The 5 at 5: Wednesday

Oct 16th 2013, 4:50 PM 4,839 Views 1 Comment

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

Oct 16th 2013, 2:17 PM 6,496 Views 45 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.

Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow
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Details of pyrite repair funding due tomorrow

Oct 15th 2013, 10:11 PM 7,157 Views 6 Comments

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

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

Apr 4th 2013, 3:09 PM 6,998 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.

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

Mar 25th 2013, 7:12 PM 8,808 Views 23 Comments

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

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

Mar 15th 2013, 6:45 AM 10,081 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.

Fine Gael TD suggests mini-budget to avoid need for property tax
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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 removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'
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Pyrite removals on 122 Ballymun homes 'nearing completion'

Feb 26th 2013, 7:06 PM 7,765 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 homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption
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Pyrite homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption

Feb 13th 2013, 3:34 PM 16,913 Views 67 Comments

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

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

Dec 18th 2012, 9:15 PM 7,884 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.

The 5 at 5: Friday
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The 5 at 5: Friday

Dec 14th 2012, 4:57 PM 5,369 Views 3 Comments

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

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

Dec 14th 2012, 4:06 PM 7,757 Views 56 Comments

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

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

Dec 9th 2012, 7:30 AM 5,833 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Oct 18th 2012, 7:20 PM 7,338 Views 50 Comments

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

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

Oct 3rd 2012, 4:38 PM 6,419 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: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'
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Pyrite: There are 'legal and moral responsibilities'

Jul 24th 2012, 4:45 PM 4,828 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?
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What is the cost of repairing pyrite-damaged homes?

Jul 24th 2012, 9:57 AM 5,298 Views 10 Comments

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

The Evening Fix: Wednesday
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The Evening Fix: Wednesday

Jul 18th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,202 Views 6 Comments

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

The 5 at 5 - Wednesday
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The 5 at 5 - Wednesday

Jul 18th 2012, 4:59 PM 4,281 Views 4 Comments

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

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

Jul 18th 2012, 3:46 PM 9,786 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 bill to be introduced next week
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Pyrite bill to be introduced next week

Jul 16th 2012, 10:56 AM 6,603 Views 15 Comments

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

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

Jun 2nd 2012, 1:23 PM 2,980 Views 43 Comments

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

Did Hogan appoint a HomeBond official to a State board?
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Did Hogan appoint a HomeBond official to a State board?

Apr 2nd 2012, 6:45 AM 8,348 Views 77 Comments

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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