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#Debt Relief

# debt-relief - Wednesday 15 July, 2015

Greek parliament passes sweeping austerity bill in advance of third bailout

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a rebellion in Syriza, amid violent protests on the streets of Athens.

# debt-relief - Wednesday 8 July, 2015

Poll: Should Ireland push for debt relief if Greece gets a better deal? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Ireland push for debt relief if Greece gets a better deal?

It looks like Tsipras is on track to negotiating a sweeter deal.

# debt-relief - Friday 4 April, 2014

Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because 'it gives banks too much power'

The plan “vests control in the banks”, a statement from two Credit Union agencies said.

# debt-relief - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Just four mortgage deals have been completed by the Insolvency Service

66 people have been made bankrupt in 2014 so far, more than all of last year.

# debt-relief - Friday 17 January, 2014

Noonan says bank debt deal cannot be 'actively' pursued until 2015

The Minister for Finance met with the head of the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund, Klaus Regling, who reiterated his own view that any retrospective deal is not likely at the moment.

# debt-relief - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

Debt advice service sees people trying to cope 'breaking down in tears'

New Beginning have organised free, debt advice seminars across Ireland.

# debt-relief - Sunday 31 March, 2013

Column: Debtors are entitled to a life, not just an existence, under the new Personal Insolvency Act

Some reports have led to anxiety and stress for those seeking to avail of the new debt relief mechanisms – but evaluations will not be as black-and-white as some fear, writes Ryan Stewart.

# debt-relief - Tuesday 2 October, 2012

Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating

The Government’s method of pressuring EU leaders isn’t working, writes Fergus O’Connell. So here’s a suggestion…

# debt-relief - Friday 6 July, 2012

The Evening Fix: Friday

Things we learned, loved and shared today.

Poll: Should debtors have to sell their personal jewellery to get relief? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should debtors have to sell their personal jewellery to get relief?

Alan Shatter has said debtors may have to sell off sentimental items such as engagement rings, if they are valuable. So what do you think?

Debtors should sell their personal jewellery to get relief, says Shatter

The Minister for Justice said jewellery including engagement rings should be sold off if people want debt relief.

# debt-relief - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: A move towards mortgage relief; the deadliest place on Earth for girls; and should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?

# debt-relief - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt

The finance minister has defended proposals in the government’s Keane report on mortgage debt.

# debt-relief - Monday 17 October, 2011

Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks

The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.

# debt-relief - Wednesday 12 October, 2011

'Designed to protect the banks': Mortgage group slates debt relief report

The government’s much-touted plan for homeowners “gives no solutions”, according to David Hall of New Beginning.

# debt-relief - Monday 10 October, 2011

Column: Why should bankers have the right to judge us?

People behind on mortgage payments face humiliating personal interrogation from their bankers. We need a new independent solution, writes David Hall of New Beginning.

# debt-relief - Wednesday 7 September, 2011

Germany’s Constitutional court upholds participation in EU bailouts

Germany was not acting unconstitutionally in sanctioning a Greek bailout, the court says – though future bailouts need greater approval.

# debt-relief - Wednesday 31 August, 2011

10 things you should know about Ireland’s mortgage debt and arrears

Economist Ronan Lyons sifts through the myths and figures being thrown about in the debate about whether there should be mortgage debt forgiveness.

# debt-relief - Sunday 21 August, 2011

Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need

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-relief - Thursday 16 December, 2010

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you really, really need to know by 9am: support for Fianna Fail and Labour is down, while Fine Gael and Sinn Fein bounce; the European Court of Human Rights issues a ruling on Ireland’s abortion laws, and the shocking truth about the Rubberbandits.