The mica issue

The DUP in the North now want some of the redress money directed to NI citizens who have second homes in Donegal that are caught up in the Mica issue.
They do know its Euro right, that their is no picture of the queen on any of the notes?
Disgusting bigots, first to abuse anything tied to the Republic of Ireland except when they want money. Hypocrites.
When money is at stake principles go out the window right across the board.
 

SoundMan

Full Member
Registered and compliant builders build houses etc on behalf of the Council via an open tender process. (You see these advertisements in the national newspapers etc)

The builders buy all the building materials for the project as per their contract and then invoice the Council at the completion of the project.

Why are the Council also buying blocks ?

Sound_y?
Open tender process for public funded projects as I understand it only kick in at 25K and above. Are you suggesting that the Council are putting out even smaller jobs to tender?


And if you knew that a particular quarry was supplying faulty blocks, wouldn't you suspect other building materials from the same quarry to be sub-par?
Would you buy something from someone you knew sold some crap items, even if it wasn't the exact same thing you were thinking of buying from them?

Stacey?
 
Open tender process for public funded projects as I understand it only kick in at 25K and above. Are you suggesting that the Council are putting out even smaller jobs to tender?


And if you knew that a particular quarry was supplying faulty blocks, wouldn't you suspect other building materials from the same quarry to be sub-par?
Would you buy something from someone you knew sold some crap items, even if it wasn't the exact same thing you were thinking of buying from them?

Stacey?
Faulty gravel?

Too sandy sand?

Sticky rock?

You cannot build a house for €25k and no one is suggesting small works (small garden walls, paths,repairs and boundary fences etc) are going out to tender.

Why is the Council buying blocks Sound_Y?
 

TheOutdoorThreadmill

Poster of Savage Greatness.
Do you think that the local councils buying material even up to this year (until the campaigners blockaded them) from those self same quarries doesn't merit any investigation Earl? Don't you think it a bit suss that a company sells all these defective building materials causing billions worth of damage to houses in the area that will have to be compensated out of the public purse and then winds up trading, only for trading under a different company name from the same quarry subsequently to the council.

Even aside from the disaster of mica houses needing to be rebuilt at considerable expense to the exchequer don't you think there is something fishy about all of this behind the scenes? Why was publicly funded business continued with a quarry known to have had such serious issues and have been the cause of such a strain on the public purse
You got there in the end, well done. See, it pays to listen
 
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SoundMan

Full Member
Faulty gravel?

Too sandy sand?

Sticky rock?


You cannot build a house for €25k and no one is suggesting small works (small garden walls, paths,repairs and boundary fences etc) are going out to tender.

Why is the Council buying blocks Sound_Y?

More like slippy than sticky. Mica in the materials for making concrete makes the concrete weak. You do know what concrete is made from don't you Stacey? :rolleyes:
 
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