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# Bad Debt

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# Water Charges
Irish Water has put out a tender for a debt collection agency
The utility told it was a “precautionary measure”, but said domestic customers remain liable for outstanding bills.
# Bad Debt
Consumers ordered to pay €52 million back to banks so far this year
The average amount awarded to banks was €600,000.
# Debt disaster
Half of Irish companies forced to sack workers because of late payments
The Government has been blasted for its failure to set an example or pass laws to tackle the problem.
Extract: The 5 emotional stages of debt
Determination, resolve and belief is what you need to overcome your debt problems, says financial expert Liam Croke who has some tips to help.
# Bad Debt
NAMA reports €222 million profit for half-year
The agency believes its staff levels will rise over the coming months.
Column: Here’s what happens when someone steals your identity
Comedian Bennett Arron had his identity stolen by a thief, who used it to run up 18 months’ worth of debt. Here he describes the experience…
# Good News
Olli Rehn says Ireland should get cut in bailout rate
The EU’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner tells Strasbourg press conference that Ireland should get a cut in its bailout interest rate.
# Ulster Bank
Ulster Bank posts €441m loss for first three months of 2011
Provisions for bad loans and support for mortgage customers drag down profits at the Irish subsidiary of RBS.