A Mayo Deputy has called on the Minister for Housing to ensure that homeowners who have already paid to repair or rebuild homes hit with pyrite and mica are reimbursed through the Defective Concrete Block Scheme in a fair and timely manner.
Sinn Fein's Rose Conway-Walsh says that for years we have been advocating for a retrospective element in the defective concrete block scheme, so that people who repaired or rebuilt their home would not be disadvantaged.
Deputy Conway-Walsh says the changes must be introduced as quickly as possible as many of those impacted have already been waiting a long time.
She also says that we must also ensure that the bureaucracy - in terms of demonstrating the cause of damage and cost of the work carried out - is proportionate and reflects the reality of constructing a family home in rural Ireland.
The Erris based TD has been giving more details to Midwest Radio's Michael D McAndrew.