It is amazing how the fortunes of Permanent TSB have changed in the past six months

It’s amazing how the fortunes of Permanent TSB have changed in the past six months.Last October, the bank was fingered by the European Central Bank’s (...)

Mortgage arrears service at KBC Bank. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Finance Correspondent KBC Bank Ireland and the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) have agreed to extend their initiative to provide advice and(...)

The IMHO’s proposals will probably prove too radical for the Government but changes will be made. Photograph: Thinkstock

When it comes to home loan arrears, the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation (IMHO) has been an effective advocate for those who are behind with their(...)

Plan involves local authority supplements to prevent 25,000 home repossessions. Photograph: Thinkstock

The Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation wants the Government to introduce a State-sponsored split mortgage that would allow local authorities to su(...)

 Gerry O’Boyle, of Land League West, at repossessed houses in Hazel Downs Estate, Ballyhaunis, Co Mayo. Photograph: Keith Heneghan

‘You see up there?” says Gerry O’Boyle, on a road outside Kiltimagh, Co Mayo. He points to a jeep blocking a driveway that leads up to a modest far(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan at the start of the Eurogroup meeting of finance ministers at the EU council headquarters, in Brussels, Belgium. Photograph: EPA/JULIEN WARNAND

Banks are using the threat of repossession to get home owners to engage with them, Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has said. Mr Noonan is in Bruss(...)

David Hall, of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Association: “The banks can get a rental income from the buy-to-lets whereas with a family home they want the residents out so they can sell it.” Photograph: The Irish Times

Banks are seeking to repossess more than 7,000 homes across the State, according to latest figures from the Courts Service.Data released to The Irish (...)

The IFA and Crimestoppers have launched a campaign to help prevent livestock theft. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

David Hall’s young daughter still asks when the cattle are coming back.Cattle rustlers stole 17 animals from his field in Newbliss, Co Monaghan last J(...)

The lack of action on buy-to-let arrears sits starkly against a background of  reduced supply, rising prices, and a dearth of social housing

A combination of rising property prices and increased pressure from the Central Bank to sort out arrears is expected to result in a significant num(...)

In an exclusive podcast interview with The Irish Times, Chris Lehane, the official assignee in bankruptcy, said there were 448 cases of people being adjudicated bankrupt in 2014 and this would “easily” double this year given that his office is receiving between 20 and 30 applications a week.

The number of people who will be declared bankrupt in Ireland this year will at least double, according to the head of the State’s bankruptcy office.I(...)