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#personal debt

# personal-debt - Monday 13 July, 2015

Over 500% increase in people being declared bankrupt

There has been a 568% increase in the number of bankruptcy adjudications before the courts.

# personal-debt - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# personal-debt - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: Private debt is the millstone that holds back enterprise – and a better future

Debt write-off has always been part of the economic order. The establishment will resist it – as it always does – but the future of Ireland, dark or bright, will be determined on this battlefield, writes Ross Maguire.

# personal-debt - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Thousands asked for help from insolvency service in its first months

In the first three months of the ISI’s existence, it was inundated with calls and emails.

# personal-debt - Monday 9 December, 2013

How the Occupy movement cleared an 80-year-old woman's $983 medical bill

The Occupy movement started as a nebulous concept, but has recently begun buying personal debt.

# personal-debt - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Column: The UK will continue to be a far friendlier place for those drowning in debt

The new Personal Insolvency Act may work for some but it’s deficient for a sizeable portion of distressed borrowers, writes Ronan Coburn.

# personal-debt - Friday 8 March, 2013

Finance Minister 'disappointed' banks haven't dealt with personal debt

New mortgage figures show that 94,488 mortgage accounts are in arrears of more than three months.

# personal-debt - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know this morning…

# personal-debt - Wednesday 14 March, 2012

Honohan: Banks aren't solely to blame for state of the Irish economy

In a speech this evening, the governor of the Central Bank said living standards have fallen in Ireland by some 17 per cent since the peak of the boom.

# personal-debt - Wednesday 8 February, 2012

Credit card debt down - but average card still over €1,300 in debt

Central Banker Joe McNeill says that overall credit card debt is down since 2008, though the per-card average really hasn’t changed.

Central Banker to present personal debt stats to Oireachtas committee

Statistician Joe McNeill is due to give the Committee on Finance an overview of non-mortgage personal debt in Ireland later today.

# personal-debt - Thursday 29 December, 2011

Irish people worried about money and their jobs in the year ahead - survey

Almost half of people are worried about losing their jobs or having difficulty finding work in 2012 according to a Samaritans’ survey.

# personal-debt - Thursday 2 June, 2011

Massive increase in number of people seeking advice over debt in past three years

The Free Legal Advice Centre says there has been a 400 per cent increase in debt queries in the last three years with a 45 per cent rise in the last year alone.

# personal-debt - Thursday 28 April, 2011

More Irish families being pushed into poverty and seeking advice

Two separate reports indicate that more and more Irish families are being pushed into poverty as record numbers contact advisory services seeking help.