April 16, 2024

An upcoming EU vote on a faulty concrete blocks report has been described as an important alternative to offer the Irish authorities a “wake-up name” concerning the flaws within the redress scheme.

This Tuesday, the European Parliament Committee on Petitions will vote on a report from a fact-finding mission to Eire final yr investigating the usage of faulty blocks.

Pictured: Delegation from the European Parliament’s Petition’s Committee on fact-finding mission to Eire: Maria Walsh MEP, Colm Markey MEP, Ms Dolors Montserrat MEP (Chair of the PETI Committee / Head of the delegation), Ms Tatjana Ždanoka MEP, Chris MacManus MEP (Sinn Féin) and Luke Flanagan MEP

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands Northwest, Chris MacManus, mentioned the vote is a chance to focus on the ” critical limitations of this newest faulty concrete block scheme and to lastly ship a real 100% redress scheme”.

MacManus mentioned: “Householders who’ve been affected by the scandal of faulty concrete blocks really feel badly let down by authorities. They have to be handled pretty and their considerations have to be listened to. I’m decided to face up for these owners and make sure that their considerations are acted on.

“I together with quite a few MEP colleagues attended a fact-finding mission of the European Parliament late final yr. Because of this of this go to the European Parliament Committee on Petitions has drafted a report on the faulty blocks scandal. There have been quite a few amendments added to this report by quite a few teams within the European Parliament, together with the Left Group, of which Sinn Féin are members.

“All the nation has been outraged by the remedy of our households residing in faulty concrete block houses. Their pursuit of justice and 100% redress is one thing we in Sinn Féin totally assist and it’s my hope that the European Parliament Committee on Petitions vote by a progressive report on Tuesday.

“I’ll proceed to struggle for the owners affected to make sure that they’re handled pretty.”

EU vote ‘an opportunity for justice’ for faulty blocks owners was final modified: March 18th, 2024 by Rachel McLaughlin