A motion by Sinn Fein in the Dail this evening is calling for the immediate removal of the concrete block levy.

Last month’s budget, introduced a 10% levy on almost all concrete products from April next, with the monies to be used to help to fund the mica and pyrite redress schemes.

Mayo Deputy Rose Conway-Walsh says that in the current financial crisis, the cost burden should not be passed on to people who weren't responsible for the defects.

The party’s motion tonight comes after a week of Independent deputies and other calling for this proposal to be reversed, saying it hits people building their first homes and farmers rather than those responsible for producing the faulty product or the banks that profited from the building of the now damaged homes.

Deputy Conway Walsh has been speaking to Midwest Radio's Alannah Nolan about tonight’s motion ...

 

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