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HomeBond must appear before Dáil Committee – Ellis

21 October, 2011 - by Dessie Ellis TD


The Sinn Féin spokesperson on housing and transport Dessie Ellis TD has expressed his deep disappointment that HomeBond, the company which has refused to provide cover to houses affected by the Pyrite scandal has declined an invitation to appear before an Oireachtas Committee.

The Committee is investigating the damage caused to houses by the use of pyrite in their construction.

Deputy Ellis said:

“This is totally unacceptable.

“HomeBond have done themselves a serious disservice by declining this invitation and failing to explain their decision which has left many families in a dire situation.

“I am calling on them to review this decision and come before the Committee to discuss this very serious issue. This has caused great hurt, concern and uncertainty in many people’s lives and we must get to the bottom of it and bring about a solution. HomeBond need to respect these people and the Committee and account for themselves.

“I will continue to work with families and keep in contact with resident groups to make sure that this issue is not forgotten and that those who are suffering because of it get justice.”

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