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WATCH: Thousands of homeowners affected by mica march through Dublin

Thousands of homeowners who are affected by mica marched through the streets of Dublin this afternoon.

The demonstration was organised by the Mica Action Group, with protesters gathering at the Garden of Remembrance and making their way towards the Custom House.

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Those who attended the protests stated that today’s action was a final push ahead of the government’s decision on a redress scheme for affected homeowners.

This comes as Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue said that he believes that a Mica Redress scheme that meets the needs of homeowners can be delivered while adding that he was “really confident” of a good outcome.

He stated, “I’m confident that we will get a scheme that delivers for homeowners and also that we can get a scheme that delivers 100% of the costs for homeowners as well,”.

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Describing the situation as an “absolute tragedy”, Minister for Housing Darragh O’Brien told the Dáil that he wouldn’t delay introducing a significantly enhanced mica redress scheme to deal with it.

IMAGE – Mica Redress (via Twitter)/PA Images

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