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Dealing with a non-performing mortgage on a family home  is a daily reality for 64,510 borrowers, according to   the Central Bank. Photograph: Sean Gladwell/Getty

The first five years of Mary’s mortgage were uneventful. She bought her house with her partner in 2010, in the teeth of the recession. Despite the eco(...)

Dr Padraic Kenna: Guide sets out how existing EU law should be routinely applied. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

A guide aimed at helping borrowers in mortgage distress and those facing eviction to fight for their rights has been published by the Centre for Housi(...)

Fr Peter McVerry addressed conference which was told of myriad problems confronting the Traveller community, including rat infestation and tainted water at a transient Galway site. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Travellers should invite Pope Francis to a substandard halting site during his visit to Ireland next August, homeless campaigner Fr Peter McVerry has (...)

Housing market: Surely, Irish citizens and consumers deserve more than shoddy State reports on mortgage interest rates.

The Options for Ireland’s Mortgage Market report by the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) suggests Ireland’s mortgage market is dy(...)

The Keeping People in Their Homes Bill sets out a range of factors to be considered, including the effect of home loss on all the household members. Photograph: iStock

Every week brings new reports of courts around Ireland granting possession orders on homes – often reluctantly. Research shows that victims of home lo(...)

Bríd Cummins, who was found dead in 2004 in the house she was to be evicted from

Julie Grace was just 10 years old when she learned her best lesson about human feelings. She and her cousin Breda were having a giggle about a neig(...)

‘Perhaps, it might be useful to consider some of the ideas of the new EU Mortgage Credit Directive, making all residential mortgages non-recourse, and ending reckless home-loan lending once and for all.’ Photograph: Getty Images

The recently announced surge of 8,000 repossession proceedings by State-owned banks and other lenders is prompting Government action. While a number o(...)

Among the poor housing conditions cited are persistent damp, mould growing inside homes, persistent bad odours, poor plumbing and lack of central heating. Library photograph: Thinkstock

A class action against the State, taken by residents of 20 local authority estates, alleging poor-quality housing is breaching their human rights, has(...)

Photograph: Getty Images

‘A bonanza . . . bananas . . . both!” says one estate agent in Galway, summing up a property market that bounced back last year at twice the Du(...)

A researcher at NUI Galway School of Law will lead a €1 million EU-funded project on evictions across all EU member states, investigating national leg(...)

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