Duffy praises Council backing for Mica families

Sinn Féin Council Group Leader Sandra Duffy has welcomed Derry City and Strabane District Council’s vote to give its full support to Donegal families affected by the Mica/Pyrite scandal.

Cllr. Duffy said:  

“I am delighted that council has tonight backed my motion calling for council to offer its full support to those devastated families fighting for recognition and 100 percent redress to enable them to repair or rebuild their crumbling homes. 

“Council officers will now write to the housing minister, Darragh O’Brien, outlining our support for the campaign and demanding that full redress is provided to all those affected by this scandal. 

“Importantly, the motion also expressed concern on behalf of citizens of this council area who may be affected but excluded from any form of redress. 

“There was also overwhelming admiration within the council for the dignity and determination of the Mica campaigners and we now look forward to inviting representatives of the campaign group to present to a relevant committee to update us on its progress and next steps.”