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It now looks likely that hundreds of homeowners in Mayo whose homes have been damaged by pyrite will be left waiting for redress scheme

It now looks likely that hundreds of homeowners in Co Mayo, whose homes have been damaged by pyrite in the blockwork, will be left waiting at least another year before a redress scheme is put in place – that’s according to Mayo Sinn Fein Senator Rose Conway-Walsh.

A recent report confirmed that at least 345 houses in Mayo have been affected by pyrite damage, and remediation options outlined in the report include the demolition of some houses and rebuilding external walls in other properties.

Senator Conway-Walsh raised the issue with the Minister of State for Housing and Urban Development Damien English in the Seanad recently, and asked the Minister had he applied for funding in next week’s Budget for houses affected by pyrite.

Speaking with Midwest News, the Erris-based Senator questioned the Government’s commitment to compensating these home owners.

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