Written answers

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Pyrite Resolution Board Expenditure

Photo of Clare DalyClare Daly (Dublin Fingal, Independent)
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518. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government the percentage of the €2 million pro bono work that a company (details supplied) was to contribute to the Housing Agency that has been expended to date; the costs that make up this figure; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [51594/17]

Photo of Damien EnglishDamien English (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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The Pyrite Resolution Act 2013 provides the statutory framework for the establishment of the Pyrite Resolution Board and for the making of a pyrite remediation scheme to be implemented by the Board with support from the Housing Agency. The pyrite remediation scheme is a scheme of “last resort” and is limited in its application and scope. Further information on pyrite and the scheme are available on the Board’s website, .

The Board may be contacted by phone at Lo call 1890 252842 or by email to info@pyriteboard.ie or alternatively at oireachtasinfo@pyriteboard.ie.

In June 2014, an agreement was signed regarding Home Bond’s contribution towards technical and project management services, under the direction and supervision of the Pyrite Resolution Board and/or the Housing Agency, to the value of €2 million.

A Supplemental Agreement with HomeBond dated 4 December 2015 for dealing with structural defects not related to pyritic heave will also defray part of the cost of construction works in some cases.

My Department understands from the Pyrite Resolution Board that almost half of the €2 million (€975,000) has been expended to date.


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