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The effect of pyrite in the home

Support scheme approved for pyrite homeowners

  The government has approved the placing of a levy on some insurance and stone products as part of a plan to help the owners of homes damaged by pyrite to pay for repairs. Under the scheme, devised by Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan and officials from his department, banks will provide up to [...]

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The Pyrite Action Group protested at Leinster House today

Pyrite group calls for funding from government

A campaign group has called on the Government to facilitate upfront funding for homeowners living in pyrite-damaged houses. In July Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan told stakeholders, including the Construction Industry Federation, the Irish Concrete Federation and home guarantee provider Homebond they had until the end of September to come up with proposals to [...]

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HomeBond criticised for snubbing Dáil committee

The refusal of HomeBond to appear before the Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and the Gaeltacht is a matter of serious public concern, according to committee chairman Ciarán Lynch. The Committee has agreed to request Minister Hogan to encourage HomeBond to appear before the Committee to discuss the cost of restoring the structural integrity [...]

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Very few new homes have been built this year

New homes being built drops by 57% in first nine months of 2011

FIGURES for new house registrations in the first nine months of the year are down a massive 57% on last year, new figures have revealed. The statistics released by the Department of the Environment, based on figures submitted by Homebond, also showed that new house building has come to a standstill in many counties. No [...]

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30% drop in new home registrations

New figures released by home guarantee scheme Homebond show that the number of new homes registered in October fell by almost 30% compared with the same month last year. Homebond said just 56 new homes were registered last month, compared with 82 in October last year. The Homebond figures are seen as an indicator of [...]

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