Who should pay for mica damage


Sir, – The manufacturers of concrete blocks in Donegal and Mayo have supplied defective materials to their clients.

There is no insurance cover for defective construction.

That is indeed unfortunate for the homeowners, and they have our sympathies.

The humanitarian thing for the State to do is to offer some assistance. But to demand that we, the taxpayer, pay for the full replacement of their homes is untenable.

Surely the fault lies with the block maker and/or the building contractor and their respective insurers, not with the State? – Yours,etc,