Jeez, you’d think the Paddies could build, wouldn’t you?

Bit of a blow:

Homeowners in Ireland hit by a devastating building defect that causes walls to “crumble like Weetabix” are set to reject a government compensation scheme unless it offers to cover 100% of their costs.

Campaigners say the prospect of dream homes being demolished is causing people to kill themselves and families to break up, and that thousands of people could be left homeless in rural Ireland.

They plan to protest in Dublin on Friday to put pressure on the government, which could end up footing a bill for an estimated €3.2bn (£2.7bn), according to a report in the Irish Times.

The folks who made the concrete blocks used material with too much mica in it. It’s all therefore crumbling away.

Still, folks are trying it on. They want full compensation for the value of their house. Which ain’t what they should get, at all. Instead, compensation to rebuild. This is different – the first number includes the value of the land and planning permission, the second just the house. As it’s just the house affected then that’s what they should get paid.

16 thoughts on “Jeez, you’d think the Paddies could build, wouldn’t you?”

  1. Esp interesting in view of the “Ireland 2040” bullshit plans for “high density urban living”. That is towns /villages/rural life ended by forcing plebs into urban shitholes . Like a shanty-town built by IKEA. Where you live in tiny house/flat type hovels . Cheek by Jowl with the sight, sound, stink of your neighbours. And likely under the thumb of violent ethnic imports. As African machete gang scum already lord it over sectors of Dublin while Garda shite snooze.

    Interesting this rural fuck-up then. Maybe co-incidence. But that is a word I no longer have much belief in.

  2. I disagree. They should be paid the value of the house rebuild plus the cost of renting out another property whilst the replacement house is being constructed. Of course that second bit is a bit open ended. Just because you have the money to rebuild the house does not mean you can find a builder to do it. You could end up waiting a year for a good builder to become available to start work. Plus winter is coming: No one starts building a new house in winter.

  3. Ecksy – interesting. I’d never heard of “Ireland 2040” so googled it.

    One of the first results is a FACT CHECK, journosplaining that ACTUALLY BIGOTS, Ireland 2040 isn’t a plan to flood the country with hordes more foreigners, it’s merely to build infrastructure for the additional 1 million (!) people the extremely corrupt Irish government expects to live in Ireland in 20 years.

    But the Irish population is only 5 million and they’re not having enough babies to replace themselves. So are they planning to boost fertility? Haha, nope. They recently legalised abortion and are all-in on transing their children.

    So those extra 1 million – 20% of the current population – won’t be Irish, if they arrive at all. Therefore Ireland will no longer be the Land of the Irish, if it survives this century as a viable political entity.

    This isn’t really new, though the circumstances are. Lots of nations were overrun and died in the Bronze Age and later migrations. Most of them probably didn’t welcome their destruction and think it virtuous though.

  4. Normal people take out a home insurance policy. These are sold by reputable and well capitalised companies that pay out if your house is damaged by fire or otherwise becomes uninhabitable. The concept of insurance and pooled risk goes back at least as far as the Phoenicians but obviously hasn’t reached Ireland yet.

  5. Bloke in North Dorset

    What philip says. Plus insurance companies have the legal clout to make the culprits pick up the final tab and if fault can be shown.

  6. Come on, guys, at the first hint of mass insurance claims, the companies involved scrabble for the get out clause. Insurers exist to claim and invest premiums. They pay out on the occasional claim, but only to keep up appearances. Just consider the “cladding” scandal that means that anyone who lives in a modern apartment block with cladding is unable to move

  7. You would have though the Irish government would have learnt from the similar pyrite scandal that affected homes in Dublin that they need to be better at rooting out the culprits in these sort of cockups. Someone along the brick making chain fucked up and if it was willfully, they should be liable. If not, the government drone who oversaw the regulations should be in for the highjump

  8. I know someone in the North of Dublin (Ashbourne) who went through this.

    New estate and managed to `acquire` the show-home at a bargain rate. Excellent, until the cracks appeared and the walls started to crumble.

    The developers promptly went bust and did a runner, and the insurance company found an excuse not to pay a penny.

    The homeowners banded together, and took things through the legal route. But progress through the Courts took years before the Irish State partially stepped in to underwrite the costs of rebuilding.

    Kind of stressful for all concerned.

  9. the insurance company found an excuse not to pay a penny.

    If the state is going to step in, surely this is where they need to be applying the thumbscrews?

  10. “the insurance company found an excuse not to pay a penny.”
    An insurance company is an organisation which gives you 15 reasons why you should insure with them, and 24 reasons why your claim can not be met.
    Even the ‘We pay out such a such a percent of claims’ tv ads, are very selective if required to give examples of the claims which were met.

  11. “So those extra 1 million – 20% of the current population – won’t be Irish, if they arrive at all. Therefore Ireland will no longer be the Land of the Irish, if it survives this century as a viable political entity.”
    Since the Irish have been infesting the land I so happily left, the violin I will be playing at their demise will be a very small one

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