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Ispíní na hÉireann share new song about the MICA scandal in Ireland

Ispíní na hÉireann share new song about the MICA scandal in Ireland

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Ispíní na hÉireann have put out a new song about the Mica scandal in Ireland with all proceeds going towards the Mica Action Group.

The Mica scandal started in 2011 in Ireland when defective concrete blocks used in the construction of homes and other buildings showed signs of cracking and decay, due to an excessive use of the mineral Mica. Most of the houses were built in Donegal , Mayo, Clare and Limerick and other counties were affected.

A similar issue with the presence of pyrite was identified in 2007, originating with a quarry in the east of Ireland.

As a result of these minerals built into these houses, people’s homes are literally falling apart. The Irish government was been to act against these property developers who cut these corners leading to thousands of families losing their homes.

A Mica redress scheme is set to be in place to repair or rebuild homes that have been affected by mica or pyrite. In many cases, homes may need to be demolished entirely. Housing Minister Darragh O’Brien has not yet confirmed a date when the enhanced defective concrete blocks scheme will be operational.

As an example of the inaction, just this week, affected homeowners have demanded immediate action after the government approved a 100% redress scheme to repair up to 100,000 homes with building defects.

Ispíní na hÉireann’s track is a light-hearted song about a serious topic. Buy it here:

Ispíní na hÉireann are doing a launch of their debut album The Hard Working Men in The Grand Social on the 16th of March 2023. Tickets on sale tomorrow.