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#loan sharks

# loan-sharks - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Two men and two women in Clare charged over illegal money lending

The four were among a group of 11 people arrested in garda raids in 2013.

# loan-sharks - Friday 5 December, 2014

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

# loan-sharks - Monday 11 August, 2014

No prosecutions but three garda investigations into illegal money lending

Families began to turn to loan sharks during the economic downturn.

# loan-sharks - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Eleven arrests in Co. Clare as gardaí probe illegal money lending

The arrests in Kilrush include five males aged between 18-55 years and six females aged between 20-49 years.

# loan-sharks - Saturday 23 June, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you need to know this morning.

The number of people jailed for illegal money-lending since 2005? Zero

New figures show no-one has been successfully prosecuted over the past seven years, despite the increase in families turning to loan sharks for financial help.

# loan-sharks - Thursday 1 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Nine things you should know this morning…