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# Repossessions
'We must solve these problems now': Plans to help families at risk of home repossession post-Covid criticised
Sinn Féin’s Eoin Ó Broin has said the establishment of a non-judicial court would help to support families at risk of repossession.
# tax loophole
High Court Master says case could be taken against Ireland over special tax treatment given to vulture funds
Edmund Honohan has said there are many similarities to be drawn with the Apple case being taken.
# Repossessions
Cabinet to consider Bill to help borrowers in mortgage arrears
The Bill aims to broaden the matters a judge needs to take into account when considering repossessions.
# Housing Crisis
High Court Master says 'serious errors' in bank court papers are not spotted in Circuit Court
Edmund Honohan said this has led to situations where banks are being granted possession orders for property or land that is not even mortgaged.
# Repossessions
How many mortgage holders were taken to the High Court by banks so far this year?
The numbers are down on recent years but there still has been almost 300 cases initiated in the High Court.
# Arrears
Twink told a newspaper her debt-ridden home was for sale, but barristers couldn't find it listed
The bank claims it it is owed about €250,000.
# Limerick
Courts service conducting house repossession hearings in secret 'to avoid protests'
The Courts Service in Limerick has instigated the procedure to try and stem the tide of large-scale protests at the courts.
# court battle
Twink battles home repossession as court hears she made no mortgage payments in five years
The bank claims it is owed €250,000 including €18,000 arrears.
# Pyramid Scheme
An alleged €178k fraudster told duped investors he'd 'flip cars for profit'
Eamon Shield has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
# Explosion
Home repossessions have gone through the roof in Ireland in the last year
Repossessions of residential properties in Ireland for the first nine months of 2015 were up a whopping 80% from all of 2014 put together.
# court battle
Protesters 'forcibly' removed from Mayo repossession hearing
A video shows gardaí attempting to remove protesters from the County Registrar’s Court in Castlebar.
# the battle for gorse hill
Bank of Ireland accused of a 'crusade' against Brian O'Donnell over Gorse Hill
“I’d love to see the bill for the legal fees.”
# Social Housing
Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly
The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.
# Grangegorman
Dublin squatters remain at property after day-long standoff
Residents say about 30 people live at the abandoned property.
# Repossessions
'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.
# Debt
Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions
‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.
# going under
The number of homeowners who are years behind on their loans is still going up
Banks have been accused of only helping the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of people who are a few months overdue.
# shovel ready
The Viewing: Your vital round-up of property news from the week
Everything you need to know in one quick guided tour.
# payment problems
Irish mortgage arrears tracked by Fitch are higher than ever
A new report from Fitch also says that price rises in Dublin are fleeting.
# Debt
Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank
Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.
# Election 2014
‘I’m up against it’: Garda whistleblower to run in local elections
The former garda’s revelations about penalty-point terminations in 2012 are now the subject of an official inquiry.
# Mortgage Arrears Crisis
Debt write offs for some, but up to 27,000 homes could be repossessed
A new report says that 40 per cent of mortgages will begin to re-perform next year.
# Ireland
Repossession of Irish homes to rise - but as 'a last resort'
Fitch Ratings said that the rate is to rise following the introduction of the Personal Insolvency Act, amongst other changes.
Voices
Column: The family home needs to be protected in a debt crisis
The banks are not looking at the long-term resolutions strategies for homeowners in debt; the only available strategies are limited to those that that suit bank recovery, writes Julie Sadlier.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: CIE's financial woes and Irish troops in Syria
Representatives from Bus Éireann, Iarnród Éireann and Dublin Bus will meet the Transport committee ahead of the possibility of further strike action.
# Mortgages
Taoiseach denies putting homes at risk of being repossessed
The Taoiseach also faced questions about the role of public interest directors at Irish banks.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Motion for mortgage holders and CAP, oh CAP
Fianna Fáil want limits on how often – and how – financial institutions can contact indebted mortgage holders while CAP reform debate is sure to rile the agricultural community.
# Leinster House
Oireachtas agenda: Repossessions, organ donors and selling the Lotto
Legislation clearing the way for banks to repossess more homes will get its first airing in the Dáil this evening.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added strangely attractive snails
Here are all the things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Repossessions
Court orders for repossessions fall by 30pc in 2012
Figures from the Courts Service show that the number of repossessions has fallen 46 per cent in two years.
# Not the News
Here is the week's news...skewed
Breaking via The Mire wire: Kerry priest tells children there is no God; Government pledge to help homeowners become homeless; Craig Doyle = why?
# occupy
Independent TD Mattie McGrath occupying Friends First premises
McGrath and five others are occupying the Loughlinstown premises after a meeting with managers this morning.
# Mortgages
The average Irish mortgage is now €1,453 in arrears
Figures produced by the Central Bank show that 9.2 per cent of all mortgages are in arrears of 90 days or more.