It is understood that David Hall, above, is being advised by accounting firm Grant Thornton and that it has had extensive engagement with the Minister for Housing Simon Coveney and his officials. Photograph: Alan Betson

A scheme that would involve purchasing the houses of people who are deep in arrears with their mortgages while allowing the owners to stay in their ho(...)

Ministers Frances Fitzgerald and Leo Varadkar at the launch of a campaign for Abhaile in February. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Personal insolvency practitioners were paid €557,807 for advising people struggling with overall debts that totalled €397 million under the State-fund(...)

In another case, a borrower in Dublin has found  the sum they owed was now  €144,000 more than the original mortgage loan, due to the build-up of arrears

Private equity fund Mars Capital has offered its mortgage arrears customers substantial financial assistance in situations where they agree to surrend(...)

Home repossessions aren’t part of the Irish culture

Figures published this week by the Central Bank paint a broadly more positive picture of Irish mortgage lending and household debt than a year ago. (...)

StepChange launched in Ireland in September last year after securing €6 million in funding from five retail banks here. It currently has 1,500 active clients around the country.

The Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation (IMHO) has been appointed as the personal insolvency practitioner (PIP) for Dublin by StepChange, the debt ad(...)

Founder of suicide prevention charity Console Paul Kelly. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The High Court has granted temporary injunctions preventing access to the bank accounts of the suicide bereavement counselling service, Console by it(...)

The Central Bank has published a bulletin on the code of conduct for mortgage arrears. For the first time there are details on those who have not co-operated with their lenders

So now we know. The Central Bank yesterday published a bulletin on the code of conduct on mortgage arrears. Tucked away towards the back were – for th(...)

Karl Deeter: “The people mired up to their necks in debt and who get massive write-offs and walk away scot-free are usually the ones that have been dealing with vulture funds.” File photograph: Getty Images

Labelled by Ulster Bank as “non co-operating”, some 900 of its mortgage holders who are deep in arrears and litigation learned this week the bank does(...)

David Hall, chief executive of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation, said up to 30,000 households in long-term arrears faced homelessness and that he believed Minister for Finance Michael Noonan was a vulture-fund ‘lover’.  Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

A Government TD walked out of the Oireachtas Housing and Homelessness Committee on Tuesday after a speaker referred to Minister for Finance Michael No(...)

 AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne (left)   and chief financial officer Mark Bourke  at a press conference to announce pre-tax profits at AIB. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At the beginning of its analyst briefing yesterday, AIB chief executive Bernard Byrne reminded the audience how the bank’s bottom line performance has(...)

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