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#Personal Insolvency Bill

# personal-insolvency-bill - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

New bankruptcy rules to be signed into law by Minister Shatter today

The new procedures reduce the term of bankruptcy in Ireland from 12 years to three.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Department of Justice seeks volunteers for insolvency complaints panel

The pay isn’t great, but there are travel expenses and the chance to oversee the work of Personal Insolvency Practitioners.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Friday 23 August, 2013

Insolvency service to take applications from 9 September

Insolvent debtors are being advised to attempt to work out an agreement with their creditors before contacting the service.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Thursday 4 July, 2013

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.

# personal-insolvency-bill - 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-insolvency-bill - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Personal Insolvency service will be available to gardaí

The Minister for Defence Alan Shatter said that there was nothing in the Garda Code, the Discipline Regulations or the Personal Insolvency Act 2012 which would prevent gardaí from availing of the service.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Friday 19 April, 2013

Column: The insolvency process should be a competent public system that ensures everyone has access

The Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIP) will not be given prescriptive rules around charges, meaning the person who is really in trouble and has no funds could be left on the insolvency scrap heap, writes David Hall, who says there are a number of issues that need to be changed immediately.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Thursday 18 April, 2013

Struggling borrowers may have to move house, sell car and change creche to enter new insolvency process

The new guidelines do NOT, however, require one parent to give up work if their childcare costs more than they earn.

PIC: How much a single person can spend under the new insolvency rules

The Insolvency Service of Ireland has published its guidelines for spending limits to qualify for the new procedures.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Shatter publishes bill with safeguards for repossessions

The legislation will mean that a court can adjourn repossession proceedings in order to allow for the drawing up of a personal insolvency agreement.

Column: The cost of childcare is already forcing some parents to give up their jobs

Enda Kenny’s attempt to reassure women over the insolvency controversy does not go far enough, writes Irene Gunning, who says without any form of subsidy, supports or tax relief, childcare costs are borne fully by parents, limiting job options.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Tuesday 19 March, 2013

Nearly twice as many Irish travelled to UK for bankruptcy proceedings in 2012

129 people travelled in 2012, compared to just 69 in 2011. Just 35 people were declared bankrupt in Ireland in 2012.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Thursday 28 February, 2013

Poll: Do property repossessions need to happen for recovery to continue? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

# personal-insolvency-bill - Tuesday 15 January, 2013

New guide published on insolvency in Ireland

It goes through the various new options available through the new Personal Insolvency Bill to someone who is experiencing financial difficulties.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Thursday 20 December, 2012

Insolvency service on the way as Dáil passes legislation

The long-awaited Personal Insolvency Bill, which will allow some write-down of debts, will be signed into law next week.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Specialist judges to 'speedily' deal with insolvency applications

Minister Shatter said that this is due to the new work for the courts as a result of the Personal Insolvency Bill.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Department of Finance head: Debt should be written off for those who really can't pay

John Moran tells the Irish Bankers’ Federation that merely not calling in debts won’t cut it – they need to be removed totally.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Thursday 19 July, 2012

No opposition to Personal Insolvency Bill during Dáil debate

The bill includes measures to help mortage holders out of debt, with one TD saying it “has the potential to help families sleep easier at night”.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Friday 6 July, 2012

Poll: Should debtors have to sell their personal jewellery to get relief? Your Say This post contains a poll

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.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Poll: Will the Personal Insolvency Bill help people struggling with debts? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Will the Personal Insolvency Bill help people struggling with debts?

Proposed legislation to reform Ireland’s bankruptcy regime were unveiled this week. Do you think they’ll help?

# personal-insolvency-bill - Friday 29 June, 2012

Shatter publishes long-awaited plans to reform insolvency law

The new regime reforms our bankruptcy laws, and aims to help the likes of struggling mortgage holders out of debt.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Friday 3 February, 2012

Proposed legislation would allow judges to refuse home repossessions

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly says he expects his Family Home Protection Bill to be defeated in the Dáil but he hopes it can influence the personal insolvency legislation published by the government last week.

# personal-insolvency-bill - Wednesday 25 January, 2012

Government's new debt regime may allow mortgage debt to be written off

The cabinet has approved a draft Bill allowing debts to be written off outside of court, while bankruptcy rules are also changed.