While the redress scheme introduced by Government this week to repair defects in apartments built during the Celtic Tiger era is very welcome, it's unfair on homeowners in western parts of the country affected by Mica and Pyrite.

That's according to Sinn Fein TD Rose Conway Walsh.

The Erris based deputy says homeowners affected by those defective blocks are entitled to 'a bit of respect'.

The redress scheme introduced by government this week will see homeowners affected reimbursed for the remedial costs of fire, structural safety and water-caused defects that occurred in these apartments.

She says there is an inequality in which these homeowners will receive a full redress while mica and pyrite affected homeowners will receive redress up to a certain value.

Deputy Conway Walsh told Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan there is a shortfall with the mica and pyrite redress schemes which is making it unaffordable for many homeowners to fix their properties....


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