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'Houses are disintegrating' | Stephen Kenny backs Mica protest

Ciaran Bradley
Ciaran Bradley

20:54 14 Jun 2021

Republic of Ireland manager Stephen Kenny has backed a campaign for 100% redress for houses affected by Mica.

Thousands of houses across Donegal and Mayo are crumbling to the ground, after a building supplier supplied blocks that were overloaded with Mica, a crystalline substance that crumbles after a period of exposure to water and pressure.

A protest is due to take place in Dublin on Tuesday, and Kenny has lent his support having lived in Donegal.

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"I would like to lend my support to all of the families affected by Mica," the Ireland manager said in a video on social media.

"A lot of families in Donegal, Mayo and the west coast [have been affected] and I lived in Donegal for many years and I have seen families so distressed because their houses are literally disintegrating before their very eyes.

"They are unsure whether they can live in their homes and [are unsure] where they will live. They can never sell their homes, and it is a huge number of houses. It is so stressful for them because they put themselves out there trying to get substantial mortgages, trying to do the right thing, with very little redress.

"We really hope that a fair and equitable solution can be found for families because they are hard-working people and they deserve a fair solution."

Donegal's GAA team have already lent their support to a campaign that has affected thousands of houses across the county, with the government offering just 90% redress for repairs that can cost the owner up to 270,000 Euro in some instances.

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