The collated figures are based only on judgments registered at the request and cost of creditors at the Four Courts in Dublin from courts across the Republic. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The number of judgments made against consumers in the courts shot up during the second quarter as did the value of registered debt, new figures show. (...)

The average value of a business judgment was up 78 per cent to €85,978, the highest level seen since before start of the downturn in early 2008

The number of debt judgments registered against businesses in the Four Courts during the first three months of the year, was up 24 per cent versus the(...)