Over 700 applications from Fingal made to Pyrite Remediation Scheme

Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal has said that recent figures from the Pyrite Remediation Scheme show that works under the scheme are progressing in Fingal. A total of 1073 applications have been received by the Scheme form all affected areas, with 592 applications included but yet to be completed, with a further 198 having finished the remediation process.

“Recent figures regarding applications to the Pyrite Remediation Scheme show that a total of 703 applications were received from the Fingal local authority area up to the beginning of March this year. Of these applications, over 520 have moved past the Assessment and Verification stage.

“Of the total 703 households in Fingal who have applied to the Pyrite Resolution Board for the remediation of their pyrite affected homes, 258 are at the Remedial Works Plan stage, which includes the planning of works and the tender preparation. A further 153 applications are at the Dwelling Remediation/Certification stage of the process, with another 90 at the 12 month Retention Period element of the process.

“The Pyrite Resolution Board was established by Fine Gael in government as a means of last resort to assist pyrite affected homeowners. In Budget 2016, the funding allocated for pyrite remediation was increased to €19 million, which was an increase on the €10 million allocated in 2015.

“Roughly 65% of all applications made to the Pyrite Resolution Board come from the Fingal local authority area. While I am pleased that significant progress is being made in tackling the issues facing homeowners who have homes with a category 2 rating, I believe that more must be done to assist those whose homes have a category 1 rating in terms of providing them with sufficient supports. I will continue to work in Dáil Éireann to ensure the concerns of these homeowners are heard.”