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Wednesday 29 March 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# Home Repossessions

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# Mortgage crisis
343 homes repossessed over mortgage arrears during second quarter of 2018
Tens of thousands of people are still feeling the effects of the mortgage crisis ten years later.
'I am not ashamed of losing my home. But people's judgemental attitudes make it harder'
Believe me, no one deliberately sets out to rip apart the foundations of their home by simply not making mortgage repayments.
# Social Housing
Peter McVerry says he'd be embarrassed if he was Alan Kelly
The campaigner is not impressed by the government’s housing plans.
# 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.
# Court
Solicitor barricades himself inside Killiney mansion
The case has been put back in the High Court until tomorrow afternoon.
# Debt
Courts 'cannot cope' with amount of home repossessions
‘Angry’ was the word of choice in the Seanad today.
# say what now
Enda to Gerry: "The trampoline must be having an effect on you"
You’re ‘almost like a commentator at a horse race’, the Sinn Féin president told the Taoiseach today.
# Keys Back
Here's how many houses the banks have repossessed so far this year
New data from the Central Bank also show mortgage arrears declining, although long term problems remain.
# payment problems
Irish mortgage arrears tracked by Fitch are higher than ever
A new report from Fitch also says that price rises in Dublin are fleeting.
# Repossession
Report on repossessions wants changes, but no legislative reform
An expert group on repossessions found that case management standards of different lenders varies greatly, “with some operating at sub-optimal level”.
# Debt deal
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.
# home debt
New law removes legal gap preventing house repossessions
Financial advice group New Beginnings says that new law was inevitable but new insolvency rules should protect debtors.
# Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland CEO received total pay of €843,000 last year
Bank of Ireland’s annual report reveals a minor pay increase for Richie Boucher, despite pre-tax losses of €2.17 billion.
# Bank of Ireland
Bank of Ireland loses €2.1 billion in 2012
Looking to the year ahead, its chief executive, Richie Boucher, said that “taxpayers are very much in the money with regard to Bank of Ireland.”
# Your Say
Poll: Do property repossessions need to happen for recovery to continue?
As painful and as stressful as it will be for those involved, do large scale property repossessions need to take place for Ireland to recover?
# Explainer
Explainer: Who and what are Ireland's sheriffs?
As repossessions increase, Ireland’s sheriffs find themselves in the news more and more. Here’s all you need to know about them.
# occupy
VIDEO: Dublin Sheriff's office occupied in protest at Killiney eviction
The protesters are demonstrating against the eviction of Brendan and Asta Kelly from their home in Killiney yesterday.
# evicted
Listen: 'The bailiffs are here trying to break in the door of my house right now'
Brendan Kelly spoke to Spin 1038 in the minutes before bailiffs forced him and his wife from their Killiney home.
Column: Families are being failed by our mortgage system
With 60 people a day begging for help with their debts, we must take action now, writes David Hall of New Beginning.
# Mortgages
High Court orders ten homes repossessed after some owners fail to appear
Ten homes have been placed under repossession orders after owners failed to make repayments – meanwhile, AIB is expected to raise variable mortgage interest rates.
# Mortgages
Homeowners in arrears up by almost a third
The number of households now in mortgage arrears has risen by almost 40% in the past year.