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Dublin homeless charity to be liquidated following sexual assault allegations
The charity’s assets are estimated to be in excess of €1 million.
Concerns over letters sent to mortgage-holders demanding full payment of arrears within 30 days
The Central Bank is aware that a regulated entity has written to a number of buy-to-let borrowers in arrears.
'I can sleep at night now': iCare buys 19 homes to save families from eviction
The housing body has also made 571 further deals to buy distressed mortgages and many of these will move forward this year.
Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'
Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.
No vulture fund or bank has ever been sanctioned for breaching the code of conduct
The Central Bank said no sanctions have been put in place since the Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears commencement in 2009.
Central Bank to track a 'critical mass' of restructured mortgages that are due to come up for review
Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe said there will be no change to the code of conduct, as it is working effectively.
Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent
The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.
'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed
The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.
PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund
A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.
'Bizarre carry-on': Criticism of consumer expert who said tracker victims should have faced tougher questioning
Brendan Burgess said people’s lives may have been destroyed, but that may not have been because of the overcharging.
'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed
Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.
Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court
Independent TD Mattie McGrath raised her case in the Dáil, telling the Minister for Justice that she had refused to surrender her house to receivers.
'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals
The head of the insolvency service said banks are challenging proposals “on as many fronts as possible”.
A new scheme will allow mortgage holders in long-term arrears to stay in their homes
Under the scheme, a mortgage holder will surrender their property and rent it back.
David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'
The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.
Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services
All charity services will be transferred with immediate effect.
Lock broken and files in storage unit rented by Paul Kelly removed
David Hall was granted permission to enter the unit by Mr. Justice Paul Gilligan this afternoon.
Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets
Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.
Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide
A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.
'She was inspirational" - a Kerry woman whose life assurance lapsed over arrears of €244 has died
Jackie Crowe came to national notice last year in a TV3 documentary ‘Jackie’s Story: My Life, My Legacy’.
A bank tried to evict a hospitalised mother and her daughter this week
Kate Scully Owens was seriously injured in a car accident two weeks ago.
There's some 'good news' for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears
Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.
It's costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications...
Are lenders cutting off their nose to spite their face?
Can't pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you...
Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.
'The banks weren't showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices'
It has been predicted that the number of home repossessions will grow significantly.
David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before
The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.
Is this the latest headache for Ireland's insolvent classes?
A recently discovered flaw in insolvency law won’t be fixed until September.
'Pathetic' Insolvency Service 'not fit for purpose' - IMHO
The ISI has defended the low level of debt deals, but is under attack over the pace of its work.
'The entire system is rubbish': Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme
David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.
'Again consumers lose out and the banks win' - PTSB to sell mortgage loan books
David Hall has criticised the decision of the bank and its sub-prime unit for its decision to sell the two loan books of impaired mortgages.
Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO
The IMHO is playing hardball, and will today launch a controversial ‘no surrender’ policy on debt solutions.
One arrested as angry protesters confront Taoiseach at elderly-care centre
Demonstrators have been accused of “thuggish” behaviour for staging their action while elderly patients were nearby.
Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West
Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.
Is Dublin West candidate David Hall going for the bald vote?
A clever marketing ploy?
Poll: Do we need another political party?
Discussions on a new grouping could already be under way, according to this morning’s papers.
David Hall says blackmail scandal won't put him off Dáil bid
David Hall, best known as a mortgage debt campaigner, says he was asked for €10,000 for a video which appears to show him making race-based remarks.
David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid
Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.
Mortgage campaigner David Hall is going to run in the Dublin West by-election
The prominent mortgage arrears campaigner confirmed early this morning that he will run in the 23 May by-election.
David Hall is "75% in favour" of a Dublin West by-election run
Hall says that he feels an independent voice should fill the seat vacated by Patrick Nulty.
News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis 'akin to Russian roulette'
“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.