Thursday, 22 September 2022
Ceisteanna ar Pholasaí nó ar Reachtaíocht - Questions on Policy or Legislation
Rose Conway-Walsh (Mayo, Sinn Fein)
Among those attending the cost-of-living rally this Saturday will be the homeowners whose lives and houses have been torn apart by pyrite and mica. There are huge problems even as things are, as outlined by my colleague Deputy Doherty. Construction inflation is proving to be a huge barrier to homeowners accessing the redress scheme. Has a request been made to the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland to report on all the counties currently in the scheme, given the time that will take? There will be huge problems if that request has not been made and if we do not have the new figures. Builders are rightly giving a price for jobs and the amount being allocated to homeowners is no way matching that. Not only are we not getting 100% redress, we are getting further and further away from it. This is having a huge impact on homeowners.