McEntee Welcomes increase in Budget 2018 for Pyrite Scheme

Monday, 16th October 2017

€30 million allocated in budget 2018 to fix more homes
€17.5 million already invested to fix 250 Meath homes since 2015

“I am pleased the Pyrite Remediation Scheme has been allocated €30 million in
Budget 2018.  I have been engaging with fellow Meath T.D. and Minister
for Housing and Urban Renewal Damien English in relation to this
matter since his appointment last year.  Ahead of Budget 2018 I met
with him to impress upon him the importance of ensuring that no
homeowner affected by pyrite is left behind” Minister for European
Affairs and Meath East Fine Gael T.D. Helen McEntee has stated.“I am pleased therefore that the amount of money allocated for this
scheme has increased in Budget 2018 to €30 million from €22 million
last year – an increase of €8 million or over 1/3.  This Fine Gael
government is committed to ensuring that funding is not an issue when
it comes to the remediation of homes that qualify under this scheme”
Minister McEntee said.

She continued: “So far in Meath alone 250 homes have been fully
remediated at a cost of €17.5 million since 2015.  This is a scheme
that I have been involved with for many years and I am pleased that
families are now being able to move on with their lives having endured
a nightmare through no fault of their own.”

Minister McEntee concluded: “I am committed to continue to work with
all families in Meath that have been affected by pyrite; this includes
homes that currently do not fit the criteria for the remediation scheme. I want
to see families
that have minor damage, that doesn’t undermine the structure of their
home be in a position to move on with their lives. I will continue to work with Minister English and local Councillors on this issue , until it is
resolved.  If I can be of any assistance in relation to this or any
matter please do not hesitate to contact my office.”



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