Thomas Pringle TD

Pringle: How much torture will Government put mica-affected homeowners through?

Pringle: How much torture will Government put mica-affected homeowners through?

Independent TD for Donegal, Thomas Pringle, said mica-affected homeowners shouldn’t have had to travel to Dublin today to see the issue resolved.

Deputy Pringle said: “They shouldn’t have to be here. They shouldn’t have had to be here in June, when thousands of people travelled to Dublin to make their voices heard. But here we are, four months later.

“Government should have and could have outlined by now what it is going to do. The report last week was a whitewash, there was nothing in it, and the people have seen through it,” he said.

The deputy said: “The people’s message is clear: 100 per cent redress, no less.”

Deputy Pringle credited the Mica Action Group and affected homeowners for keeping the issue before the Government, saying affected families have been raising the issue for years. But as usual, he said, there is little response from Government until the people affected get the ear of the national media.

Deputy Pringle said: “That’s a disgrace. It’s a disgrace that families have been forced to share their trauma over seeing their homes crumbling around them before they get the support they need and deserve.

“This has been going on far too long. How much torture is the Government going to put homeowners through?” Deputy Pringle asked.

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