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# Abhaile

This year
Scheme to support families in mortgage arrears extended again for four years
The scheme, which was previously extended in 2019 and again in 2022, offers free financial and legal support to those in ‘serious mortgage arrears’.
All time
State will no longer automatically pay for barristers in personal insolvency cases
Changes to the funding structure of the government’s mortgage arrears assistance scheme mean solicitors will have to show why they need a barrister for each case.
Government scheme to help families in mortgage distress 'fails 70% who turn to it'
Just 30% of those who engaged with Abhaile’s financial advice have a solution in place or are on track for one.
'Say no to vulture funds': Applause breaks out as TD calls for support for new law aimed at keeping people in their homes
The bill, written by the Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan, was introduced in the Dáil today.
'They're for the chop': High Court Master says 'wave of repossessions' on the horizon
Master Honohan asked if it’s a “sick joke” that people writing to the Taoiseach were told to seek help from Abhaile.
'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.
High Court Master says government's legal advice scheme is 'a scam'
Edmund Honohan criticised the government for failing to deliver systems it had promised to help keep people in their homes.
'Deal with your debt problems': The number of people seeking insolvency is on the rise
€588 million worth of insolvency applications were made between April and June this year.
Over 4,000 borrowers flock to voucher scheme in bid to save their homes
Figures released to demonstrate the “massive” scale of the mortgage arrears problem, according to one expert.
Free financial and legal aid now available for people at risk of losing their homes
The mortgage-holder must be in arrears and insolvent to qualify.