O’Donnell welcomes extension of pyrite remediation scheme to Limerick City and County 25th September 2020
Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell has welcomed this morning’s announcement (See Note to Editor below) by the Minister for Housing, Daragh O’Brien to extend the Pyrite Remediation Scheme to homes in Limerick City and County.
“I welcome this morning’s announcement by the Minister for Housing, Darragh O’Brien that he has approved the extension of the pyrite remediation scheme to include homeowners in Limerick City and County affected by pyrite.
“Having worked with the residents of the Meadows Estate in Corbally and others householders in Limerick, who have been greatly affected by Pyrite in their homes, I fully understand how difficult a time this has been for them.
“This announcement today will come as great relief to them in addressing the Pyrite issue in their homes and I look forward to continuing to work with them here.
Note to Editor:
Press Release from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage on extension of Pyrite Remediation Scheme to Limerick City and County.
Minister O’Brien extends the pyrite remediation scheme to include the administrative area of Limerick City and County Council
Published on Friday, 25 Sep 2020
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, has extended the pyrite remediation scheme to include the administrative area of Limerick City and County Council, which will see homeowners of dwellings with significant damage attributable to pyritic heave in County Limerick eligible to apply for remediation works under the Pyrite Remediation Scheme.
Previously, only the owners of dwellings located within the counties of Kildare, Meath or Offaly or the administrative areas of Fingal County Council, Dublin City Council, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown or South Dublin were eligible to apply for remediation works under the scheme.
€20m was provided under Budget 2020 to cover the implementation of the pyrite remediation scheme and is a clear signal of the continuing importance attached by Government to addressing the issue of significant pyritic damage in private dwellings. This will bring to approx. €150m the total funding provided under the scheme since 2014.
The latest figures available indicate that up to 2,800 applications have been received under the Pyrite Remediation Scheme. Of these, 2,000 dwellings have been remediated under the scheme at an average cost of approx. €70,000 per dwelling.
Commenting as he visited the 2000th home to be remediated under the scheme in Balbriggan Co. Dublin, Minister O’Brien said, “I am very glad to extend the pyrite remediation scheme to the people of Limerick and I fully intend on ensuring that ultimately all eligible homeowners of dwellings affected by significant damage attributable to pyritic heave can have their homes remediated under the scheme,” he concluded.