Tánaiste Leo Varadkar today visited a mica-stricken home in Donegal where the living room ceiling is held up by poles for fear of collapsing.
The Fine Gael leader is visiting the area after former Education Secretary and local TD Joe McHugh announced earlier this week that he would not seek re-election.
Fine Gael politicians visited the home of Peter and Michelle Patton in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal, who showed him their sitting room, the ceiling of which is supported by four metal poles.
“Families don’t want a penny more from this program,” Mr Patton told the Tánaiste.
“We just want our houses back”
Mica activists told Mr Varadkar that there should be a public inquiry into the mica scandal.
He also said that legislation for the mica compensation scheme needs to be expedited.
Mica activist Eileen Doherty said the Patton’s raised living room ceiling shows the “devastation this issue has caused and the constant fear, concern and stress that families endure.”
Mr Varadkar visited the House with Mr McHugh, MPs Colm Markey, Maria Walsh and Councilors Martin McDermott and Johnny McGuinness.
https://www.independent.ie/news/tanaiste-visits-donegal-mica-impacted-home-with-living-room-ceiling-held-up-by-poles-41622464.html Tánaiste visits a mica-affected Donegal home, whose living room ceiling is held up by poles