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Cautious Welcome to Establishment of Government’s Pyrite Commission, Affected Homeowners Advised to Come Forward

Press Release 9th September 2011


Deputy Catherine Murphy has today welcomed the government’s establishment of a Pyrite Commission aimed at tackling the escalating Pyrite problem and HomeBond’s withdrawal of support for those affected. 

Although viewing the action by government as positive, Murphy hastened to add that establishing a commission is more of a statement of intention than a resolution in its own right and that those affected must continue to act if this statement of intent is to translate into true delivery on this urgent issue.

I’m very happy to see the government taking definitive steps to act on this problem but we’re still a long way from an acceptable solution that ensures people who bought and insured their homes in good faith receive the full financial assistance necessary to carry out remedial works on their homes.  Now that we’re seeing some movement on the issue on the part of government, those affected by the destructive damage of Pyrite must come forward and increase the pressure on HomeBond who have so far failed to cover the financial costs involved adequately.

Murphy stated her wish to highlight among Kildare residents the advice of the government’s working group and the “Pyrite Action” campaign who have both come out and said that,

Those people who suspect or know that Pyrite was used in the construction of their homes and are seeing the adverse effects of it are advised to come forward and report it to HomeBond as soon as possible.  The reason for this is the government task force can then compel HomeBond to provide them with information on the number of houses affected by the issue, which can only strengthen their ability to take action.  This problem unfortunately does not go away by itself so it’s vital that people do report it to HomeBond as soon as possible.

The Kildare North TD went on to state that those experiencing Pyrite problems are also advised to contact the “Pyrite Action” campaign which is “a campaign group made up of concerned homeowners across many areas whose homes are affected by pyrite”. 


They can be contacted at:
Pyrite Action, c/o Peter Lewis, Carbury, Co. Kildare Tel: 087-6591240 / 086-8268506 email: Facebook page:


Finally Murphy stated that she is happy to hear from and assist any Kildare resident experiencing Pyrite problems.  She can be contacted at:

01 615 6625 │ 01 618 3099
Unit 4, The Post House, Leixlip Shopping Mall, Main Street, Leixlip, Co. Kildare



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