Noel Noone and Joan Faulkner with their children, Shaun (17), Aoife (15) and Eimear (9),  outside their mica-affected home in Quigley’s Point, Co Donegal.  Photograph:  Joe Dunne

In Quigley’s Point in Co Donegal, the Noone family has the placards ready. “I’ve already phoned the three children’s schools and told them they won’t (...)

The blocks have begun to crack and disintegrate, evidenced by cracked cement stucco, or plaster, covering the blocks. Photograph: PA

A former senior local government official has been asked to head a panel of experts looking into why concrete blocks used in buildings in Co Donegal a(...)