Flac senior policy analyst Paul Joyce, co-author of  a  report on how consumers have been served by successive governments, the Central Bank,  the Financial Services Ombudsman and the EU

Consumers were robbed of many of their rights and protections across the financial se(...)

Although severe and sometimes intractable problems remain, the dust may finally be starting to settle on the personal debt crisis in Ireland. P(...)

David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Association who last night called for the Central Bank to be stripped of its consumer protection role. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lobby groups and groups supporting people struggling to pay their mortgages have expressed disappointment and anger at the Central Bank’s new code of (...)

There are now almost 144,000 mortgages in arrears, according to figures from the Central Bank

Homeowners who fall behind with mortgage repayments this month could find themselves before the courts by Christmas and ultimately facing repossession(...)

People entering the personal insolvency process to rid themselves of unsustainable debt have been told they can expect to be charged around €300 for an initial consultation, and several thousand euro to employ an intermediary to manage their case. Photograph: thinkstock

People entering the personal insolvency process to rid themselves of unsustainable debt have been told they can expect to be charged around €30(...)