Distressed mortgage holders: many courts around the country have faced protests. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Courts around the country are making their own arrangements to deal with repossession cases and ensure “safe and timely access to justice”, the Court(...)

William Prior, chief executive  of the Phoenix Project: “I went into houses over Christmas giving hampers donated to us . . . the houses were freezing, people were trying to pay their mortgages.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons.

More than 6,400 new proceedings were initiated to repossess properties at Circuit Courts in 11 months last year, according to figures supplied by the(...)

The Central Bank released figures showing 18,500 mortgage holders more than 90 days in arrears with repayments had their mortgages restructured. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The latest mortgage resolution figures published by the Central Bank were low because most of the restructured offers were “either unworkable or short(...)

The Personal Insolvency Act 2012 introduced three new debt-resolution mechanisms

Personal insolvency arrangements will work for a select group of individuals only, and alternative resolutions must be made available for the most vul(...)