Details of a remedial grant scheme for people whose home has been affected by pyrite has been released.

The counties worst affected by Pyrite are Mayo and Donegal with North Mayo in particular strongly impacted.

There are 350 home owners in Mayo in total affected by pyrite.

The scheme is designed to allow people to rebuild their homes.

There are a number of options available, but demolish and rebuild is expected to be primarily used in Mayo.

The maximum grant available under the defective concrete blocks scheme is €275,000, or 90% of the cost of the works.

The grant applies to a principal place of residence.

Among the costs it doesn't cover is alternative accommodation if a home owner has to leave their house during remedial works.

Speaking to Midwest News today Castlebar Cathaoirleach Michael Kilcoyne says the grant will be known as the defective concrete block scheme.

 

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