RTÉ News: Dublin houses demolished after pyrite discovery

by Bregs Blog admin team


In this report from RTÉ News (Thursday 19th June) it appears that the problem of pyrite affected blockwork is more widespread than initially thought. Problem blockwork in a County Dublin residential development has been detected, with 4 houses so far requiring demolition. We are not aware if there are any further demolitions planned in this estate at this point, or if there are any other recent projects in Dublin affected.

For RTÉ News report click here

Extract from article to follow:


Dublin houses demolished after pyrite discovery

RTE.ie- Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 17:05

Four south Dublin houses are in the process of being demolished following the discovery of pyrite in the blockwork.

The four and five bed units on Seaview Park in Shankill were being constructed by Orchid Homes but will have to be completely rebuilt because of the defective blocks.

It is believed to be the same issue that affected houses in an estate in Moneymore, Drogheda Co Louth and a school extension in Argillan, Balbriggan, Co Dublin due to material supplied by a quarry in the Leinster region.

The Shankill development consists of two detached five-bedroom houses and two semi-detached four-beds.

A spokesperson for Dún Laoghaire Rathdown Council said “the demolition of the houses was the builder’s decision following consultation with the block supplier and Building Control engineers”.

“The site will continue to be monitored by Building Control engineers.”

Planning permission remains in place and it is expected that the houses will be rebuilt.

Other posts of interest:

Dáil debates: Mick Wallace and Minister Hogan- Pyrite – click link here

Quick history of pyrite- press articles – click link here

Dáil Questions: Minister Hogan and Pyrite – click link here

Radio: Drogheda houses affected by pyrite – click link here


Government Reports & Professional Opinion Ignored in S.I.80 – click link here

RTÉ Radio: Pyrite Alert – click link here

Building Control Officers need help! BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

RIAI PRACTICE ALERT: Pyrite in blocks – click link here

Practical Post 16: Pyrite and certification? – click link here

The regulations ignore key recommendations of the Pyrite Panel – click linkhere

Assigned Certifiers facing jail? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Clear and auditable trail: consumer protection? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here

Legal perspective: consumer benefit? BC(A)R SI.9 – click link here