There's good news for householders in Mayo whose homes have been affected by pyrite damage.
The Government has agreed to provide €20 million euro this year for a scheme to repair homes affected by pyrite and mica in Mayo and Donegal.
Some 350 homes in Mayo are affected by pyrite - some with serious structural damage.
Last October, the Government agreed in principle to a grant aid scheme to assess and repair the damage, and at yesterday's Cabinet meeting, it was agreed to provide €20 million from central Government funds this year to repair homes.
That's according to Mayo-based Minister for Rural & Community Affairs Michael Ring, who says the worst-hit homes will be repaired first under the scheme....