Personal Insolvency Practitioners – not debtors – must seek court reviews of rejected insolvency arrangements, a judge has ruled. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A debtor cannot seek a court review of a rejection of their proposed personal insolvency arrangement because the law requires any such review must be(...)

A housing estate in  Dublin. Housing groups and the Opposition have criticised the Government’s proposals for reform of the mortgage-to-rent scheme. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Housing groups and the Opposition have criticised the Government’s proposals for reform of the mortgage-to-rent scheme announced today.The Government (...)

Lorcan O’Connor, the director of the Insolvency Service of Ireland: ‘We want people to see that there is help available, that there’s no embarrassment in seeking it and no shame in taking it.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Lorcan O’Connor has a mild manner, but the head of Ireland’s insolvency service shows just a hint of irritation when asked what has gone wrong with(...)