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Organisations representing those in arrears have expressed concern that banks will use the changes to harass vulnerable customers

The code of conduct on mortgage arrears came into force yesterday but the State’s main lenders remained tight-lipped about how they plan to use it to (...)

The Central Bank insisted last night that its new proposals will allow borrowers and lenders to reach more sustainable solutions

Banks will not be able to force distressed borrowers off tracker mortgages unless they engage in meaningful write downs. or provide alternative arrang(...)

David Hall of the Irish Mortgage Holders Association who last night called for the Central Bank to be stripped of its consumer protection role. Photograph: Collins Courts

Lobby groups and groups supporting people struggling to pay their mortgages have expressed disappointment and anger at the Central Bank’s new code of (...)

Aodhan Ó Ríordáin: criticised school patrons who he said were responsible for a “vacuum of leadership”. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

CONOR POPE, Consumer Affairs CorrespondentExpensive e-books and tablet computers are being introduced to Irish schools without any consideration of th(...)

The service breakdown - which Three  Mobile blamed on a third party provider - came just minutes after the company announced it had bought rival 02 for close to a billion euro. Photograph: Lewis Stickley/PA Wire

Three Mobile said this afternoon that service has been resumed to all its customers after the telephone network suffered a major collapse this morning(...)

Irish Bank Officials’ Association general secretary Larry Broderick: “We don’t want to see our members being put in a position where there are sent out to act as debt collectors.” Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The largest banking union has said its members are unhappy at the prospect of being turned into debt collectors by the Central Bank’s revised code of (...)

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, according to a new report

Schools should be banned from insisting students wear expensive crested uniforms, workbooks should be outlawed and voluntary contributions should be “(...)

The Government has failed distressed borrowers and is more concerned with protecting the State’s banks, the head of the Free Legal Advice Centre, Noel(...)

The Government has failed distressed borrowers and is more concerned with protecting the State’s banks, the head of the Free Legal Advice Centre (FLAC(...)

Moneylenders are careful in their targeting by offering loans to people dependent on social welfare – or those who need it most but can afford it least.

In 1984 Today Tonight, RTÉ’s precursor to Primetime, broadcast a groundbreaking programme on moneylenders which featured a young Joe Little door-stepp(...)

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