Threatened: Bernadette and Jude Harper, whose bank gave them seven days to leave their home.  Photograph: James Flynn/APX

A man approached William Prior as he stood in a muddy field at the National Ploughing Championships in Athy in the autumn of 2009. The man knew someo(...)

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 (...)

A financial institution must show it is not signed up to a ‘mortgage to rent’ scheme, and is only operating a pilot scheme, if it is to succeed in its claim to repossess a couple’s home, the High Court ruled.

A financial institution must show it is not signed up to a “mortgage to rent” scheme, and is only operating a pilot scheme, if it is to succeed in its(...)

A law forum on mortgage arrears  takes place at Griffith College  tomorrow. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire
Forum on mortgage arrears

A law forum on mortgage arrears will take place at Griffith College Dublin tomorrow. The event, which will cover topics such as strategic defaulting, (...)

Richie Boucher, chief executive, Bank of Ireland: “We believe we’re adequately capitalised and appropriately capitalised for our business strategy but one can never be complacent.” Photograph : Matt Kavanagh / THE IRISH TIMES

Bank of Ireland chief executive Richie Boucher has defended the company’s tough stance on debt forgiveness. Mr Boucher, in an interview with Th(...)

Noeline Blackwell of the Free Legal Advice Centres at the Finance Committee today.

Banks are using computer systems rather than staff working with distressed mortgage holders to make decisions on how to handle clients in arrea(...)

‘Til death do us part.” For separating couples with property to divide, this matrimonial promise has never been truer. In the unhappy circumstance whe(...)

On Monday evening, emails began pinging into the inboxes of financial advisers around the country as they received the good news from the Insolvency S(...)

The service was set up to provide pathways for those in debt to return to solvency.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Some 78 people have so far applied to the new Insolvency Service of Ireland to become approved intermediaries and personal insolvency practitioners (P(...)