The Dáil will debate a motion this evening calling for the new concrete levy to be scrapped.
A Defective Concrete Products Levy was introduced last week as part of Budget 2023.
The Government will oppose Sinn Féin's motion, calling for the levy to be scrapped.
The move was brought in as a 10% charge on concrete products to part fund the mica redress scheme.
However, it will increase the cost of building houses by around €1,600 for a three-bedroom semi-detached house - according to the Department of Finance.
And other estimates are far higher.
On Monday night Government sources were circulating old Sinn Féin speeches on mica - in which the likes of Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Pearse Doherty and Eoin Ó Broin called for an industry levy to fund the mica redress scheme.
Ahead of the Sinn Féin motion tomorrow night on scrapping the new concrete levy Government circulating quotes from Sinn Féin reps supporting an industry levy in 2021 & 2022
These from Pádraig Mac Lochlainn, Pearse Doherty & Eoin O'Broin 1/2 pic.twitter.com/1kGTil9Iln
— Seán Defoe (@SeanDefoe) October 3, 2022
But the issue most have with the levy is it will ultimately be passed on to the consumer: meaning home buyers are the ones picking up the tab.