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#David Hall

# david-hall - Friday 31 August, 2018

Ulster Bank sold mortgages to vulture fund despite offer to buy loans for mortgage to rent

The vulture fund that bought the loans has confirmed it is not currently putting forward cases for this scheme.

# david-hall - Wednesday 8 August, 2018

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

# david-hall - Tuesday 31 July, 2018

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

# david-hall - Sunday 20 May, 2018

'Bizarre carry-on': Criticism of consumer expert who said tracker victims should have faced tougher questioning

Brendan Burgess said people’s lives may have been destroyed, but that may not have been because of the overcharging.

# david-hall - Thursday 17 May, 2018

'This is a human crisis': David Hall believes 17,000 families will have homes repossessed

Hall told the Finance Committee that a narrative has been fostered that people in long-term arrears are “messers”.

# david-hall - Thursday 10 May, 2018

Mother-of-two 'refusing food' after being jailed for contempt of court

Independent TD Mattie McGrath raised her case in the Dáil, telling the Minister for Justice that she had refused to surrender her house to receivers.

# david-hall - Wednesday 25 October, 2017

'They're refusing to engage': Banks reject almost half of personal insolvency proposals

The head of the insolvency service said banks are challenging proposals “on as many fronts as possible”.

# david-hall - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

A new scheme will allow mortgage holders in long-term arrears to stay in their homes

Under the scheme, a mortgage holder will surrender their property and rent it back.

# david-hall - Saturday 23 July, 2016

David Hall says charity regulation was set up in 'a half-assed manner'

The former interim CEO of Console thinks the regulator needs more powers.

# david-hall - Thursday 14 July, 2016

Console staff to be made redundant as Pieta House takes over services

All charity services will be transferred with immediate effect.

# david-hall - Monday 4 July, 2016

Lock broken and files in storage unit rented by Paul Kelly removed

David Hall was granted permission to enter the unit by Mr. Justice Paul Gilligan this afternoon.

# david-hall - Saturday 2 July, 2016

Interim CEO takes possession of Console assets

Meanwhile, Mary Lou McDonald is not happy with James Reilly’s statement about the charity.

# david-hall - Sunday 20 March, 2016

Many people in mortgage arrears are contemplating suicide

A new survey explores the impact debt has on people’s mental health.

# david-hall - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

'She was inspirational" - a Kerry woman whose life assurance lapsed over arrears of €244 has died RIP

'She was inspirational" - a Kerry woman whose life assurance lapsed over arrears of €244 has died

Jackie Crowe came to national notice last year in a TV3 documentary ‘Jackie’s Story: My Life, My Legacy’.

# david-hall - Sunday 28 June, 2015

A bank tried to evict a hospitalised mother and her daughter this week

Kate Scully Owens was seriously injured in a car accident two weeks ago.

# david-hall - Monday 27 April, 2015

From Business ETC There’s some ‘good news’ for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears Debt

There’s some ‘good news’ for Ulster Bank mortgage holders in arrears

Those who qualify for social housing can sell their homes and not be pursued for the outstanding debt.

# david-hall - Tuesday 14 April, 2015

It's costing banks €100,000 a go to reject insolvency applications...

Are lenders cutting off their nose to spite their face?

# david-hall - Wednesday 8 April, 2015

Can't pay your mortgage? Your council should do it for you...

Whatever action the government takes on Ireland’s housing debt crisis will be the ‘biggest political decision since Irish Water’ according to a householders’ group.

# david-hall - Monday 9 March, 2015

From Business ETC ‘The banks weren’t showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices’ Repossessions

‘The banks weren’t showing compassion, they were waiting for an increase in property prices’

It has been predicted that the number of home repossessions will grow significantly.

# david-hall - Monday 1 December, 2014

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

David Hall: What New Beginning is doing has been an abysmal failure before

The mortgage debt advocate has slammed the planned mortgage-to-rent scheme.

# david-hall - Friday 8 August, 2014

Is this the latest headache for Ireland's insolvent classes?

A recently discovered flaw in insolvency law won’t be fixed until September.

# david-hall - Tuesday 15 July, 2014

‘Pathetic’ Insolvency Service ‘not fit for purpose’ – IMHO

The ISI has defended the low level of debt deals, but is under attack over the pace of its work.

# david-hall - Saturday 28 June, 2014

‘The entire system is rubbish’: Just 40 houses bought through mortgage-to-rent scheme

David Hall, Director of the Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation, said it is “sickening” that it’s cheaper for banks to repossess a house than it is to participate in the scheme.

# david-hall - Tuesday 24 June, 2014

'Again consumers lose out and the banks win' - PTSB to sell mortgage loan books

David Hall has criticised the decision of the bank and its sub-prime unit for its decision to sell the two loan books of impaired mortgages.

# david-hall - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Stop paying your mortgage. Don't leave your home - new advice from the IMHO

The IMHO is playing hardball, and will today launch a controversial ‘no surrender’ policy on debt solutions.

# david-hall - Thursday 12 June, 2014

One arrested as angry protesters confront Taoiseach at elderly-care centre

Demonstrators have been accused of “thuggish” behaviour for staging their action while elderly patients were nearby.

# david-hall - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West THE WINNER TAKES IT ALL This post contains videos

Confirmed: The Socialist Party takes a second Dáil seat in Dublin West

Ruth Coppinger joins Joe Higgins in the Dáil as the strong left vote in Dublin West paid dividends for the Socialists.

# david-hall - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Is Dublin West candidate David Hall going for the bald vote? David Hall

Is Dublin West candidate David Hall going for the bald vote?

A clever marketing ploy?

# david-hall - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Poll: Do we need another political party? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do we need another political party?

Discussions on a new grouping could already be under way, according to this morning’s papers.

# david-hall - Sunday 11 May, 2014

David Hall says blackmail scandal won't put him off Dáil bid

David Hall, best known as a mortgage debt campaigner, says he was asked for €10,000 for a video which appears to show him making race-based remarks.

# david-hall - Friday 2 May, 2014

David Hall insists he's finished with Fianna Fáil as he launches by-election bid

Hall, a former member of Fianna Fáil, launched his bid for the Dáil seat in Dublin West in the capital today.

# david-hall - Friday 25 April, 2014

Mortgage campaigner David Hall is going to run in the Dublin West by-election

The prominent mortgage arrears campaigner confirmed early this morning that he will run in the 23 May by-election.

# david-hall - Tuesday 25 March, 2014

David Hall is "75% in favour" of a Dublin West by-election run

Hall says that he feels an independent voice should fill the seat vacated by Patrick Nulty.

# david-hall - Wednesday 19 March, 2014

From Business ETC News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis ‘akin to Russian roulette’ Arrears

News of 100 mortgage write-downs shows crisis ‘akin to Russian roulette’

“One bank’s sustainable solution could be another bank’s unsustainable mortgage leading to repossession proceedings,” Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said today.

# david-hall - Monday 3 February, 2014

Over 120 AIB mortgage holders get long term solution under new initiative

The partnership deal between AIB and the IMHO has been hailed a success by the two groups.

# david-hall - Sunday 15 December, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Sunday

Everyone’s talking about Peter O’Toole, Nelson Mandela’s funeral, and Enda Kenny’s address to the nation…

David Hall: Only bankers would benefit from my winning a seat in Europe

The mortgage arrears campaigner said he doesn’t think he could make any difference even if he won a seat in Europe.

# david-hall - Wednesday 25 September, 2013

Mortgage campaigner informally approached by three parties about running for Europe

The director of the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation insisted that approaches have been at a “junior level” and said that no formal offer has been made to him about running in next year’s elections.

# david-hall - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Allsop signs deal that will stop the auctioning of repossessed homes

A formal agreement with the Irish Mortgage Holder’s Organisation ensures properties where no deal has been struck to sort out mortgage arrears will not be offered for auction.

# david-hall - Thursday 14 March, 2013

David Hall: Mortgage arrears plan is a 'horrific step for mortgage holders'

Hall also said that it was facts and statistics that showed progress on the issue, “not fiction and not spin”.

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