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#personal insolvency

# personal-insolvency - Monday 25 December, 2017

'There is a solution for everybody': Debtors urged not to put their heads in the sand in 2018

Legal and financial experts say there are ways they can help – especially if people come to them at an early stage.

# personal-insolvency - Wednesday 23 November, 2016

FactCheck: Is Fine Gael right to claim the credit for a fall in mortgages in arrears?

Fine Gael has been on Twitter and Facebook, promoting a set of claims about its role in the fall of mortgages in arrears. Do they check out?

# personal-insolvency - Friday 29 July, 2016

New scheme will see 793 people walk away from bankruptcy today

A new scheme will also be offer free advice from personal insolvency practitioners.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

The insolvency regime needs to be 'energised' because not enough people are using it

A Fianna Fáíl bill to remove the bank veto in insolvency arrangements is being opposed by the coalition this evening.

# personal-insolvency - Sunday 20 July, 2014

Warnings that insolvency laws could contain “an extra layer of bank veto”

The Department of Justice briefed on the issue reports The Sunday Times.

# personal-insolvency - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Thousands asked for help from insolvency service in its first months

In the first three months of the ISI’s existence, it was inundated with calls and emails.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

New bankruptcy rules to be signed into law by Minister Shatter today

The new procedures reduce the term of bankruptcy in Ireland from 12 years to three.

# personal-insolvency - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Column: The pain of debt is not quick – it is a ceiling that lowers inch by crucifying inch

What is debt, and why do we all buy into this debt culture? Jillian Godsil discusses her own financial problems and the unsustainable status quo of modern Ireland.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

85 per cent in debt deals are families with children

In the first 20 deals, one quarter voluntarily handed the keys to their property over to the bank.

New bankruptcy law 'imminent' following country's first debt settlement deal

Under the new laws the period of bankruptcy will be reduced from 12 to three years.

# personal-insolvency - Monday 25 November, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Monday

Today everyone’s been talking about the first personal insolvency case being completed, a bomb in Belfast city centre and hate mail directed at Irish Muslims.

# personal-insolvency - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Two more insolvency cases heard under new regime as 7,500 contact ISI

According to the statistics section of the ISI’s website, there were almost 7,500 contacts made to to the ISI either by email or telephone up to the end of October.

# personal-insolvency - Saturday 12 October, 2013

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# personal-insolvency - Friday 20 September, 2013

Nick Leeson: In debt? Don't panic.

The former trader’s new book tries to help people tackles debt and find a path through the stress and complexities of dealing with financial institutions.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 27 August, 2013

Column: There's no shame in bankruptcy – it is now a viable and positive option

This autumn will see a new personal insolvency system coming into effect that will put mortgage holders in arrears in a far stronger bargaining position with the banks, writes Ross Maguire SC.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: How to navigate your personal insolvency

The Personal Insolvency Service is due to come into effect in the coming weeks, so what do you need to know about making an application? Stephen Curtis lets you know.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Taoiseach denies putting homes at risk of being repossessed

The Taoiseach also faced questions about the role of public interest directors at Irish banks.

Oireachtas agenda: Motion for mortgage holders and CAP, oh CAP

Fianna Fáil want limits on how often – and how – financial institutions can contact indebted mortgage holders while CAP reform debate is sure to rile the agricultural community.

# personal-insolvency - Friday 5 July, 2013

VAT will be charged on personal insolvency deals, but creditors will pay it

Finance Minister Michael Noonan has pointed out that debtors availing of a personal insolvency arrangement will see the cost of their fees borne by those who they owe money to.

# personal-insolvency - Wednesday 3 July, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Home repossessions and passion in the Seanad

Remember David Norris’s impassioned speech on possible Seanad abolition last week? Guess what’s back on the cards today…

# personal-insolvency - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

These are the 6 judges who'll be dealing with personal insolvency applications

The government has appointed six country registrars to the new positions in the Circuit Court.

# personal-insolvency - Saturday 20 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here is the week in news... skewed Not The News

Here is the week in news... skewed

Breaking via The Mire wire: making it easier for everyone to be insolvent; Alan Shatter’s beliebers; Quinnsolvency and waking up the Troika in the middle of the night…

# personal-insolvency - Friday 19 April, 2013

Poll: Do you think the Personal Insolvency spending guidelines are fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Personal Insolvency spending guidelines are fair?

The spending guidelines set a limit of around €900 for a single person and roughly €1,400 a month for a family with children.

# personal-insolvency - Thursday 18 April, 2013

New insolvency guidelines protect banks at borrowers' expense - opposition

Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin have both queried the amount of power left in the hands of the banks in the insolvency regime which was unveiled today.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are the nine things you need to know as you kick off your Thursday.

# personal-insolvency - Monday 1 April, 2013

Leaks could do 'untold damage' to insolvency services

Fianna Fáil has called on the government to publish the guidelines immediately.

# personal-insolvency - Wednesday 27 March, 2013

Junior Minister admits banks have 'hoodwinked' the government

The Dáil debated a Fianna Fáil-proposed private members’ motion on the mortgage arrears crisis tonight but it was easily defeated by the government’s majority.

# personal-insolvency - Monday 25 March, 2013

FF publishes bill to remove bank veto from insolvency regime

Fianna Fáil’s legislation would also create an independent Mortgage Resolution Office with the power to make binding orders.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Nearly twice as many Irish travelled to UK for bankruptcy proceedings in 2012

129 people travelled in 2012, compared to just 69 in 2011. Just 35 people were declared bankrupt in Ireland in 2012.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 19 February, 2013

AIB commits to working out deals for mortgage holders in arrears

The bank said today it has built up a staff of 300 people dedicated to supporting customers in difficulty.

# personal-insolvency - Wednesday 13 February, 2013

Pyrite homes, disabled accommodation to receive Property Tax exemption

The moves are outlined in a Bill published this afternoon which amends the Property Tax scheme before it begins in July.

Personal insolvency agency to open 'early in the summer' - Taoiseach

Enda Kenny told the Dáil that he was not happy with the banks’ level of resolution of cases where customers are in mortgage arrears.

# personal-insolvency - Friday 11 January, 2013

New insolvency regime may not help troubled mortgage holders - Troika Exclusive

The Troika has raised concerns about the effectiveness of the new personal insolvency law that is aimed at helping the country’s many distressed mortgage holders.

# personal-insolvency - Thursday 20 December, 2012

PTSB hits back after Shatter's criticism of 'out of touch' MacSharry

The bank has defended its attitude to the new personal insolvency law after Alan Shatter said comments by its public interest director and former Tánaiste Ray MacSharry were “seriously out of touch”.

# personal-insolvency - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Shatter welcomes AIB comments on mortgage write-offs

The Justice Minister has said that the personal insolvency bill will be enacted through both Oireachtas houses by 20 December and will become operative next year.

# personal-insolvency - Wednesday 17 October, 2012

Taoiseach: Banks know what government wants them to do

Enda Kenny said that the personal insolvency legislation coming in next year would help those in mortgage distress as yesterday’s comments from the Central Bank’s Fiona Muldoon dominated proceedings in the Dáil.

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Department of Finance head: Debt should be written off for those who really can't pay

John Moran tells the Irish Bankers’ Federation that merely not calling in debts won’t cut it – they need to be removed totally.

# personal-insolvency - Friday 14 September, 2012

Poll: Should wedding jewellery count as an "asset"? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should wedding jewellery count as an "asset"?

The Minister for Justice says wedding jewellery could be deemed an asset when people seek debt relief. What do you think?

The 9 at 9: Friday

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# personal-insolvency - Tuesday 19 June, 2012

Free legal advice service sees demand increase

FLAC advice service dealt with over 25,000 queries last year.

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