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#Debt forgiveness

# debt-forgiveness - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Greek and German ministers 'can't even agree to disagree' over debt forgiveness
# Money Woes
# Money Woes

Greek and German ministers 'can't even agree to disagree' over debt forgiveness

Feb 5th 2015, 10:49 PM 10,166 Views 80 Comments

The two countries have failed to find common ground on the issue.

# debt-forgiveness - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Ireland got 'stuffed' on banking debt - Martin Wolf
# Debt Hangover
# Debt Hangover

Ireland got 'stuffed' on banking debt - Martin Wolf

May 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 13,509 Views 50 Comments

The Financial Times columnist says that the eurozone is being run for “the benefit of creditors”.

# debt-forgiveness - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Irish mortgage arrears tracked by Fitch are higher than ever
# Payment Problems
# Payment Problems

Irish mortgage arrears tracked by Fitch are higher than ever

May 15th 2014, 5:03 PM 12,611 Views 31 Comments

A new report from Fitch also says that price rises in Dublin are fleeting.

# debt-forgiveness - Tuesday 13 May, 2014

Call for SME debt forgiveness to drive recovery
# Forgive And Forget
# Forgive And Forget

Call for SME debt forgiveness to drive recovery

May 13th 2014, 7:45 AM 3,778 Views 10 Comments

With the market in Ireland dominated by large companies, small business needs to shed the burden of debt and innovate to compete.

# debt-forgiveness - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Dec 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 72 Views 9 Comments

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# debt-forgiveness - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Column: The UK will continue to be a far friendlier place for those drowning in debt
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The UK will continue to be a far friendlier place for those drowning in debt

Jun 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 51 Views 9 Comments

The new Personal Insolvency Act may work for some but it’s deficient for a sizeable portion of distressed borrowers, writes Ronan Coburn.

# debt-forgiveness - Friday 1 February, 2013

Interview: 'People have had enough, debt write-down is the only solution now' - Nick Webb
# Opinion
# Opinion

Interview: 'People have had enough, debt write-down is the only solution now' - Nick Webb

Feb 1st 2013, 7:00 AM 91 Views 84 Comments

Do our politicians have it in them to say no more, asks writer and journalist, Nick Webb, who gives his ideas on what should be top of the politician’s to-do list.

# debt-forgiveness - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Poll: If you were/are in mortgage arrears would you be in favour of renting your home?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: If you were/are in mortgage arrears would you be in favour of renting your home?

Oct 13th 2011, 11:35 AM 2,138 Views 36 Comments

Following the recommendations of a report published yesterday on mortgage arrears, we’re asking for your say on the suggestion that the state takes ownership and rents the house back to its former owners.

# debt-forgiveness - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness on mortgages
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Report rules out blanket debt forgiveness on mortgages

Oct 12th 2011, 1:28 PM 1,293 Views 46 Comments

Under proposals contained in the report, struggling homeowners would give up their houses but be allowed to rent them back from State bodies or local authorities.

Keane report on mortgages to be published
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Keane report on mortgages to be published

Oct 12th 2011, 8:28 AM 1,381 Views 6 Comments

The Taoiseach has reaffirmed that there will be no blanket write-off for mortgage holders in arrears.

# debt-forgiveness - Monday 5 September, 2011

Negative equity should not mean debt forgiveness - Rabbitte
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Negative equity should not mean debt forgiveness - Rabbitte

Sep 5th 2011, 12:20 PM 1,011 Views 18 Comments

The communications minister says “blanket debt forgiveness” is not an option, but that banks should write off loans where there’s a genuine inability to pay.

# debt-forgiveness - Sunday 4 September, 2011

Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Mortgage defaults 'could cost banks up to €10bn' - FF

Sep 4th 2011, 4:30 PM 554 Views 34 Comments

Michael McGrath believes the ‘worst case scenario’ that went into the stress tests is now a reality – and it’s going to get worse.

# debt-forgiveness - Thursday 1 September, 2011

Michael Noonan: "No magic bullet" for mortgage debt relief
# Finance
# Finance

Michael Noonan: "No magic bullet" for mortgage debt relief

Sep 1st 2011, 10:47 AM 771 Views 11 Comments

Finance Minister lays out the challenging state of the economy at Oireachtas Finance Committee – but says public finances “remain on track”.

# debt-forgiveness - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Banks' capital cannot be 'frittered away' - Noonan
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Banks' capital cannot be 'frittered away' - Noonan

Aug 31st 2011, 10:57 AM 408 Views 9 Comments

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said this morning that banks need to distinguish between those who can’t pay and those who will not pay their mortgages.

# debt-forgiveness - Tuesday 30 August, 2011

Govt rules out blanket debt forgiveness - but Noonan says banks can write off mortgages
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Govt rules out blanket debt forgiveness - but Noonan says banks can write off mortgages

Aug 30th 2011, 3:07 PM 604 Views 10 Comments

The Department of Finance says there’s no “one-size-fits-all” solution – but the Minister says banks can afford to absorb some losses.

# debt-forgiveness - Monday 29 August, 2011

One in 14 mortgages in 90 days' arrears
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

One in 14 mortgages in 90 days' arrears

Aug 29th 2011, 1:31 PM 564 Views 9 Comments

Pressure grows for a general debt amnesty as new Central Bank figures show 7.2 per cent of mortgages to be in arrears.

Claims for mortgage supplement now five times higher than in 2007
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Claims for mortgage supplement now five times higher than in 2007

Aug 29th 2011, 9:07 AM 570 Views 13 Comments

The number of people receiving the Mortgage Interest Supplement is almost 2.5 times higher now than it was in 2008.

# debt-forgiveness - Sunday 28 August, 2011

The Daily Fix: Sunday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Sunday

Aug 28th 2011, 7:42 PM 1,456 Views 0 Comments

In your Sunday Fix: Joan Burton has strong words for the banks; the latest on the storms hitting the US east coast; John Halligan on the presidency; and glory for the Boys in Blue…

Burton calls on banks to do more for struggling mortgage holders
# Debt Forgiveness
# Debt Forgiveness

Burton calls on banks to do more for struggling mortgage holders

Aug 28th 2011, 2:09 PM 593 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Social Protection said that banks and mortgage institutions were not doing enough for people in financial difficulty.

# debt-forgiveness - Monday 22 August, 2011

Column: Time to think outside the box on Irish banks
# Economy
# Economy

Column: Time to think outside the box on Irish banks

Aug 22nd 2011, 7:01 PM 26 Views 9 Comments

Amid calls for Irish investors overseas to direct their funds closer to home, Nick Leeson says the idea of reversing NAMA loans back to banks is well worth considering.

# debt-forgiveness - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need
# Mortgage Debt
# Mortgage Debt

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need

Aug 21st 2011, 12:06 PM 1,046 Views 23 Comments

Chorus of calls for Government to organise a mortgage debt relief scheme for worst-off householders builds to crescendo – and now a government junior minister is backing it…

# debt-forgiveness - Friday 19 August, 2011

# debt-forgiveness - Monday 11 July, 2011

Couple's €200k mortgage write-off 'wasn't unusual' - insider
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Couple's €200k mortgage write-off 'wasn't unusual' - insider

Jul 11th 2011, 4:45 PM 1,505 Views 5 Comments

Irish mortgage lenders are secretly agreeing huge reductions when borrowers cannot repay, an industry source tells TheJournal.ie.

# debt-forgiveness - Monday 13 June, 2011

Column: We must seize the day when Greece defaults, warns Nick Leeson
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We must seize the day when Greece defaults, warns Nick Leeson

Jun 13th 2011, 3:48 PM 9 Views 12 Comments

Economic crunch time for the Greeks will be a golden opportunity for Ireland, the former bond trader writes.

# debt-forgiveness - Thursday 26 May, 2011

G8 talks to focus on support for Arab nations
# G8
# G8

G8 talks to focus on support for Arab nations

May 26th 2011, 7:52 AM 132 Views 0 Comments

The G8 are expected to combine their economic powers to back the grass-roots democracy movements that have swept the Arab world – as well as discussing Japan’s nuclear crisis and internet regulation.

# debt-forgiveness - Friday 13 May, 2011

Former nightclub tycoon understands people being driven to suicide by debt
# Robbie Fox
# Robbie Fox

Former nightclub tycoon understands people being driven to suicide by debt

May 13th 2011, 2:36 PM 2,881 Views 0 Comments

Robbie Fox was speaking after comments by the Master of the High Court yesterday in which he said banks’ aggressive actions in pursuing some loans had driven some borrowers to suicide.

# debt-forgiveness - Wednesday 11 May, 2011

Master of the High Court calls for debt forgiveness
# Courts
# Courts

Master of the High Court calls for debt forgiveness

May 11th 2011, 8:30 PM 1,357 Views 0 Comments

A senior administrator of the courts system complains that banks are too aggressive in pursuing their loans.

# debt-forgiveness - Thursday 14 April, 2011

Poll: Should banks write off unpaid mortgage debt?
Live Apr 14th 2011, 9:46 AM

Poll: Should banks write off unpaid mortgage debt?