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# Debt Relief

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Greek parliament passes sweeping austerity bill in advance of third bailout
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is facing a rebellion in Syriza, amid violent protests on the streets of Athens.
Poll: Should Ireland push for debt relief if Greece gets a better deal?
It looks like Tsipras is on track to negotiating a sweeter deal.
Credit Unions withdraw from debt deal because 'it gives banks too much power'
The plan “vests control in the banks”, a statement from two Credit Union agencies said.
Just four mortgage deals have been completed by the Insolvency Service
66 people have been made bankrupt in 2014 so far, more than all of last year.
Noonan says bank debt deal cannot be 'actively' pursued until 2015
The Minister for Finance met with the head of the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund, Klaus Regling, who reiterated his own view that any retrospective deal is not likely at the moment.
Debt advice service sees people trying to cope 'breaking down in tears'
New Beginning have organised free, debt advice seminars across Ireland.
Column: Debtors are entitled to a life, not just an existence, under the new Personal Insolvency Act
Some reports have led to anxiety and stress for those seeking to avail of the new debt relief mechanisms – but evaluations will not be as black-and-white as some fear, writes Ryan Stewart.
Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating
The Government’s method of pressuring EU leaders isn’t working, writes Fergus O’Connell. So here’s a suggestion…
The Evening Fix: Friday
Things we learned, loved and shared today.
Poll: Should debtors have to sell their personal jewellery to get relief?
Alan Shatter has said debtors may have to sell off sentimental items such as engagement rings, if they are valuable. So what do you think?
Debtors should sell their personal jewellery to get relief, says Shatter
The Minister for Justice said jewellery including engagement rings should be sold off if people want debt relief.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
In tonight’s Fix: A move towards mortgage relief; the deadliest place on Earth for girls; and should Ireland rejoin the Commonwealth?
Noonan: Mortgage measures will help families 'break shackles' of debt
The finance minister has defended proposals in the government’s Keane report on mortgage debt.
Column: The Keane report has consequences for borrowers – but not for banks
The Keane Report, independent TD Stephen Donnelly notes, cites “inappropriate mortgage-holder behaviour”. It does not mention “inappropriate banker behaviour”.
'Designed to protect the banks': Mortgage group slates debt relief report
The government’s much-touted plan for homeowners “gives no solutions”, according to David Hall of New Beginning.
Column: Why should bankers have the right to judge us?
People behind on mortgage payments face humiliating personal interrogation from their bankers. We need a new independent solution, writes David Hall of New Beginning.
Germany’s Constitutional court upholds participation in EU bailouts
Germany was not acting unconstitutionally in sanctioning a Greek bailout, the court says – though future bailouts need greater approval.
10 things you should know about Ireland’s mortgage debt and arrears
Economist Ronan Lyons sifts through the myths and figures being thrown about in the debate about whether there should be mortgage debt forgiveness.
Writing off mortgage debt is an "emergency" need
Chorus of calls for Government to organise a mortgage debt relief scheme for worst-off householders builds to crescendo – and now a government junior minister is backing it…