A number of homeowners in Mayo, who were excluded from the pyrite redress scheme and subsequently appealed their exclusion, are being given the decision on their appeal this evening.

That's despite Mayo County Council confirming earlier that they needed two more weeks to complete their considerations.

The 20 Mayo homeowners lodged appeals with Mayo County Council 6 weeks ago, after being told they were not eligible for the Defective Block compensation scheme.

They were initially told they would have a result today, but then the council last evening informed the appellants that it would take up to two weeks to decide on the appeals.

However, in another twist, it now appears that most of the homeowners involved are being contacted by the council this afternoon and evening, and it seems that the majority have been successful in their appeals.

That's according to Mayo Fianna Fail TD Dara Calleary, who says the whole appeals process was flawed, and has added to the stress for the homeowners involved, who are watching their houses crack and crumble due to pyrite in the blocks.

Speaking with Midwest News, Deputy Calleary says it's been an extraordinary 24 hours for the homeowners...