Fianna Fáil finance spokesman Michael McGrath: described situation in relation to central credit register as “completely unacceptable”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Six years after the crash of our domestic banks, you might have thought that there would by now be a central repository with detailed information o(...)

IMHO co-founder and director David Hall: “We will tell people how much commission is being offered by each bank”. Photograph:  Collins

Having campaigned against the banks for their shabby treatment of mortgage arrears customers, the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation is now consider(...)

The High Court has annulled the bankruptcy of a couple who claim they were misled by a financial adviser and should never have been declared bankrupt in the first place

The High Court has annulled the bankruptcy of a couple who claim they were misled by a financial advisor and should never have been declared bankrupt (...)

David Hall said he has met with “Lucinda and Stephen” separately about the formation of a new party. I don’t know what their intentions are as of yet. I don’t think they have made any definite decisions yet, but discussions are still ongoing”.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Mortgage campaigner David Hall has confirmed he has held separate meetings with Independent TDs Lucinda Creighton and Stephen Donnelly about setting u(...)

At the end of June, t he total of impaired loans on AIB’s Irish mortgage book amounted to €5.2 billion. This was €153 million higher than at the end of last December. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

An interesting paper on the repayment of mortgage arrears was published yesterday by the Central Bank of Ireland. It analysed the performance of 38(...)

Just 124 insolvency deals were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland over the three months from the beginning of April until the end of June. That is not much more than one a day.

When the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) came into being over a year ago, the then minister for justice, Alan Shatter, said it was the “light at t(...)

Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation  director David Hall said the Insolvency Service of Ireland’s “pathetic” figures were proof the new insolvency regime was “not working in a crisis that affects hundreds of thousands of citizens”.

The desperately slow progress of distressed mortgage holders seeking to use the State’s new insolvency regime to resolve their difficulties has been h(...)

The Director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland, Lorcan O’Connor. File photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES.

Just 124 deals on debt were done under the auspices of the Insolvency Service of Ireland (ISI) in the second quarter of 2014 according to figures p(...)

Constantin Gurdgiev: no longer “on the radar” of Irish journalists. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Some celebrity economic commentators, such as the Russian-born, Dublin-based dismal scientist Constantin Gurdgiev and mortgages analyst Karl Deeter, r(...)

Members of the Oireachtas finance committee yesterday: (from left) Pearse Doherty, Stephen Donnelly, Liam Twomey, Ciarán Lynch and Michael McGrath. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Government needs to overhaul the new insolvency regime and amend the mortgage-to-rent scheme to help resolve the mortgage arrears crisis in Irelan(...)