Lisa Mongey and her fiancé Evan O'Shea are getting married next week, but it has been difficult saving for the wedding while paying the levies to correct fire safety defects with their apartment in Beacon South Quarter in Sandyford in Co Dublin.

Ms Mongey has lived in our apartment for six years and has paid €17,000 so far in levies to address the defects.

"To date my specific apartment hasn't yet been tended to," she said.

Apartments with the most severe defects have been prioritised for the work carried out to date, but the longer the problem takes to rectify, the greater the worry for apartment owners like Ms Mongey.

She is also concerned about the cost of construction.

"Apparently we've received the last levy in relation to this specific structural issue...but works are still ongoing," Ms Mongey said.

"I think everyone knows construction fees are only going one way at the moment, so it's highly likely there may be further top-ups.

"I do think it's quite unfair that I bought in good faith like everybody does...and through no fault of my own...I'm stuck with huge bills coming my way," she added.

The couple are hoping to go on honeymoon, but say it is hard to make definite plans when they fear more bills connected to rectifying the fire safety defects.

"The fear is that we go down and open the post and there's another letter with another levy and we have to figure out how to pay that one," Ms Mongey said.

"Can we go on a honeymoon or have we got a levy to face on our return home?"

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Her comments come as the leader of the Labour Party said that "up to 80% of apartments built between 1991 and 2013" may be affected by construction defects.

The Tánaiste said that while he has not seen the report, he believes there will "have to be Government assistance" for people, who through no fault of their own, purchased apartments in buildings where there are defects.

Leo Varadkar said this was an important issue which he was "very familiar" within his own constituency and one which the Government would have to respond to - like it did for homeowners affected by pyrite and mica.