It’s feared many more homes are adversely affected by pyrite in Clare than previously thought.
Clare County Council has confirmed that two further housing estates in this county may be impacted by the mineral, in addition to the 50 houses in this county already known to have issues with the material.
It follows a study conducted by the local authority earlier this year as consideration continues to be given to adding this county to the Defective Concrete Blocks Grant Scheme, which is currently only accessible for affected homeowners in Mayo and Donegal.
Clare people were among thousands to descend on the capital yesterday in protest over what they say are inadequate state supports under the scheme.
Speaking in the Dáil afterwards, Scariff-based Independent TD Michael McNamara said he thinks the scale of the problem in this county is much greater than initially believed.