“A new website launched by the Pyrite Resolution Board is the first official ‘one stop shop’ source of information for pyrite affected homeowners”, according to Alan Farrell, Fine Gael TD for Dublin Fingal.
“The website, www.pyriteboard.ie, is a very big step forward in the process of remediation for homeowners as it outlines fully the steps that will need to be taken in order to engage with the remediation process once the online application process begins.
“Essential information such as the criteria to meet the terms of the scheme, and guidance on obtaining a Building Condition Assessment prior to the application process can also be found on the website.
“Property owners can register their interest in the application process, and will receive an automatic notification once the date for receiving applications has commenced.
“As an affected homeowner and someone who has campaigned strongly on this issue, it is a remarkable shift from the period prior to government intervention in 2011 when homeowners had no hope and no support, to present day where homeowners can now actively engage in a fair resolution process. It is life changing, and I commend fully the extraordinary body of work that has been undertaken by Department of the Environment, the National Standards Authority of Ireland, and the Pyrite Resolution Board in order to establish a feasible resolution without placing the burden on the taxpayer.
“The website, www.pyriteboard.ie and the Helpline 1890 252 842 is an important preparation tool for anyone considering remediation, and is the first online resource set up in the interest of the homeowner to provide information on this difficult and complex issue.”