Thursday, 11 April 2019
Ceisteanna ar Reachtaíocht a Gealladh - Questions on Promised Legislation
Charlie McConalogue (Donegal, Fianna Fail)
I have a question for the Minister of the State at the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Deputy English. As he well knows, at this stage the patience of homeowners in Donegal who are affected by mica defective concrete blocks is well run out. They have been waiting for a long time for the Government to come forward with a scheme. Will the Minister of State confirm it is the intention that a scheme will be brought before the Cabinet next Tuesday, bearing in mind that for two weeks after that the Dáil will be in recess? Will he also confirm that the scheme will ensure the full cost of the repair work will be carried out and that it will be broad enough to ensure those homeowners who want to start work can get on with it and be taken out of the misery and stress involved with having a house which continues to deteriorate, while waiting for a scheme to published and brought forward by the Government?