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family suffered Leading MICA campaigner Paddy Diver resigns after 'receiving abusive texts'

"Family and health comes first and to be truthful it's taken its toll recently"

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Paddy Diver outside his Mica-affected home in Co Donegal (Niall Carson/PA)

Paddy Diver outside his Mica-affected home in Co Donegal (Niall Carson/PA)

Paddy Diver outside his Mica-affected home in Co Donegal (Niall Carson/PA)

A leading campaigner to get compensation for thousands of homeowners hit by defective MICA building blocks has resigned claiming he is the victim of "abusive text messages."

Paddy Diver spearheaded a campaign which helped raise the issue of damaged homes across Donegal and Mayo.

He led a rally through Dublin which was attended by thousands of people last year.

But Mr Diver announced last night that he is leaving the 100% Redress Mica campaign.

Mr Diver, from Carndonagh in Donegal, claims he and his family have suffered because he spoke out over the defective blocks.

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Mica activist Paddy Diver

Mica activist Paddy Diver

Mica activist Paddy Diver

 

He Tweeted: "It's been a difficult few days but I've come to the conclusion that I can no longer continue to be a part of the 100% Redress campaign.

"Family and health comes first and to be truthful it's taken its toll recently."

He had a seat on the Working Group on Defective Blocks Grant Scheme and engaged with Ministers on behalf of homeowners

Mr Diver assured his followers on social media that the Mica campaign will continue without him.

"Mica Action Group continue to fight for all of you and are working hard to achieve OUR goals. They're up against a government and housing department that couldn't give one toss about you, so the fight for you, for all of us, does not stop because of me."

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Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council Jack Murray said he is fully behind Mr Diver and paid tribute to him.

He said "I don't think I'm alone today in saying that I stand with Paddy Diver. This county owes you a debt of gratitude sir. Stand strong."

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