Guardian News published this video item, entitled “‘It is going to fall’: homeowner fears for family and future as house crumbles in Carndonach” – below is their description.
Angeline Ruddy, her husband and three children know their dream home has to be demolished. It is less than 15 years old, but like thousands of home owners suffering from the devastating fallout of the so-called mica scandal in Ireland, they are faced with the reality that the walls of their homes, now crumbling, will ultimately collapse. She speaks of the terrible toll it is taking on the community and her school where 25 out of 60 staff also live in mica homes, saying that it is causing mental and financial anguish that is destroying lives
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Ireland is an island in the North Atlantic. It is separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George’s Channel.
Geopolitically, Ireland is divided between the Republic of Ireland (officially named Ireland), which covers five-sixths of the island, and Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. As of 2016, 4.8 million people live in the Republic of Ireland, and 1.8 million live in Northern Ireland.
The Irish climate is influenced by the Atlantic Ocean and thus very moderate, and winters are milder than expected for such a northerly area, although summers are cooler than those in continental Europe. Rainfall and cloud cover are abundant.
A strong Irish culture exists, as expressed through Gaelic games, Irish music and the Irish language. The island’s culture shares many features with that of Great Britain, including the English language, and sports such as association football, rugby, horse racing, and golf.