Haggling over Mica compensation reaches critical and fraught stage

Inside Politics: Issue is one of great political potency, pitting finance against politics

Estimates of the total cost have been put by official at north of €3 billion – and that’s without the State paying for the ancillary costs that the afflicted homeowners will face. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Estimates of the total cost have been put by official at north of €3 billion – and that’s without the State paying for the ancillary costs that the afflicted homeowners will face. Photograph: Joe Dunne

Good morning.

The haggling within Government over compensation for homeowners affected by Mica is reaching a critical and fraught stage. A meeting was held between the leaders of the Government, relevant Ministers and senior officials on Tuesday evening but conclusions were not reached. It has a bit to go yet.

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