Members of the recently formed Sligo Pyrite group joined Mayo members of the Pyrite group in Ballina yesterday at the Mayo group’s demonstration in the town centre calling for 100 percent Redress for householders where pyrite has been independently confirmed in their homes.

The local authority in Sligo has, in recent years, demolished six council owned houses in Bunnanadden where pyrite was causing problems.The houses in question were constructed in the 1980s.

Local Sinn Fein councillor Thomas Healy says a further two houses owned by Sligo County Council are due to be demolished in Coolaney, while 3 more are under investigation in the West Sligo area.

In addition, councillor Healy, a member of the Sligo Pyrite group says there are up to 200 private houses in the county also impacted by pyrite at present.

He is urging any home owner in the county that suspects that they have a pyrite problem to contact the new Sligo pyrite group so they can make a strong case for Sligo to be included in the national Defective Pyrite Redress scheme

The councillor has been speaking to Midwest News Editor Teresa O’Malley about pyrite concerns in Sligo and the number of local authority houses impacted.


Midwest News has contacted Sligo County Council for comment and we are awaiting a response