Thousands of Mica campaigners are marching through Dublin City Centre this afternoon.
They are demanding 100% redress for thousands of homes affected by the defective-blocks scandal.
The current redress scheme, established in January 2020, offers homeowners 90% of the cost of repairs; however, campaign groups are calling for that to be increased to 100%.
A report delivered to Government by the Mica working group last week suggested the scheme should cover the full cost of repair works, but not the full cost of demolition of homes.
The Housing Minister is still working on an updated redress scheme with an announcement now not expected until the end of the month.
Speaking at the protest this afternoon, Anna-Marie Kelly told Newstalk families fear for their children’s safety.
“Some of our children are going to bed at night and the walls are cracking,” she said.
“Our children shouldn’t be going to bed in fear.”
Mother of four Charlotte McGeegan said she can't contemplate what her family will do if the Government doesn't fully cover the costs of rebuilding their home.
“We will never get another mortgage,” she said.
“We will never get anything to help us rebuild. This scheme is the only way for us.”
Between Coleen McDaid and her husband, they have seven siblings whose homes are impacted by the faulty blocks.
“We have just reblocked our outer leaf out of our own pocket there,” she said.
“We just finished remedial works in August there. It cost €45,000 we spent our own money just trying to make the house secure.”
These families have been told the Government will pay as close as possible to 100% to fix or rebuild their homes but won't agree to an unlimited scheme offering full compensation.
A final decision is expected in the coming weeks.