Families are living in crumbling homes in counties Donegal, Mayo, Sligo, Clare and right across many other counties. They have waited and waited for a just scheme - one that is fit for purpose and that allows them to start to rebuild their lives. The defective concrete blocks grant scheme, which has been in operation since 2020, has, by the Minister's own admission, fallen far short of what is required. It is almost a year since thousands of people came to the street outside this building to protest and appeal for justice and fairness. They should not have to do that again.
I know the Minister is in discussion with representatives of the homeowners. When will he publish the legislation for the updated scheme? Will he ensure there is proper scrutiny of it, including pre-legislative scrutiny? Will the scheme deliver genuine, 100% redress for these families?