Chairperson appointed to expert panel to examine MICA blocks problem

Denis McCarthyMr. Dennis McCarthy has been appointed to chair the expert panel that is being established to investigate the problems that have emerged in the concrete blockwork in houses in Donegal.

Thousands of homeowners in the county are thought to be affected by the issue, where their homes are crumbling and described as worthless and increasingly dangerous places to live.

The problem has also been identified in homes in County Mayo.

Mr McCarthy is a former Director of Services with Waterford County Council.

He will lead the panel of experts to established to examine the extent, cause and possible remediation of defective blocks.