The Sinn Féin finance spokesperson has said families in homes built with mica blocks need the Government to deliver 100% redress.

Pearse Doherty urged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to meet the affected families before Government makes a decision on the scheme.

He also told the Dáil that the Housing Agency should play a central role in the rebuilding of the damaged homes.

Minister Donohoe said Government is working on a "strengthened scheme" to respond to people's anguish.

He said he was aware of the deep and profound stress caused by a home turning into a property that is falling down.

Minister Donohoe said the issue is being worked on by himself and ministers Darragh O'Brien and Michael McGrath and they want to do it as quickly as possible.

However, the minister said he was conscious of the amount of money that must be spent.

The way the scheme will have to be administered and delivered is also under consideration, he added.