State could be liable for illegal home repossessions if EU law is not correctly implemented

AIB v Counihan ruling requires EU consumer law must be considered in repossession cases Government must follow example of Waterford County Registrar and suspend repossessions The Green Party today called on the Government to introduce a moratorium on home repossessions, warning that the State may be liable for illegal repossessions if EU law is not […]

Banks are making up to 40 children a month homeless – you can help put a stop to this!

Around 20 families each month become homeless just because their buy-to-let landlord has been forced to sell up by their bank. And there are thousands more families at risk*. Families can find themselves evicted from their homes even though they are completely up-to-date with their rent and have years left to run on their tenancy […]

104 Tipperary Families Before Eviction Courts in July – Clonmel 46, Nenagh 58

by Paddy Healy Seamus Healy TD has repeatedly called for a halt to evictions in the Dáil But despite a recommendation of Oireachtas Committee on Housing and Homelessness, the Government Action Plan fails to recommend even a temporary halt to eviction proceedings in court until new debt resolution procedures are in place. As a result […]

Moratorium on repossessions must be implemented immediately – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice to clarify why proposals for a nationwide moratorium on home repossessions have not been brought before the Cabinet. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Irish Examiner newspaper reported today that a €15 million free financial and legal advice fund is to be created as […]

Invitation to Urgent Public Meeting On Evictions in Portlaoise on Saturday 25th June

by Ken Smollen Next Saturday 25th June, the ‘Standing Together’ meeting at 1.30 pm in The Killeshin Hotel, Portlaoise can see real progress being made in our fight against the bailed out banks and the vulture funds who have engaged in a hidden onslaught on thousands of decent, hardworking citizens in our country and their […]

Healy Questions while Ministers wash their hands of Law Breaking at Attempted Eviction at Corofin

Courtesy of Paddy Healy Reply to Dáil Questions Submitted by Seamus Healy TD QUESTION NO:  132 DÁIL QUESTION addressed to the Minister for Finance (Deputy Michael Noonan) by Deputy Seamus Healy for WRITTEN ANSWER on 08/06/2016 To ask the Minister for Finance if he will address a matter (details supplied) regarding a re-possession. FULL QUESTION AS SUBMITTED: […]

Turn Up In Court And Fight For Your Home, Or The Bank Will Take It!

At a seminar this week for mortgage-holders in distress, The Hub-Ireland, an expert group campaigning to stop evictions, urged anyone facing possession proceedings to turn up in court and fight the banks. “There are many defences you can use,” said Byron Jenkins, “but you must show up. If you don’t, the bank automatically gets your […]

Anti-Eviction Campaigners Address Dáil Meeting

Representatives of The Hub- Ireland, a community group working to prevent evictions, and Ken Smollen, the Convenor of a recent conference on the mortgage-arrears crisis, yesterday met with TDs in Leinster House to highlight issues of public interest on this issue which they feel have not yet been brought under proper scrutiny within the public […]

Anger at “New Court” for Families in Danger of Eviction

The Hub-Ireland, a community group working at the coal-face of the mortgage distress problem, has condemned the lack of solutions for distressed mortgage-holders in the new draft Program for Government. The draft program states that a new court will be set up to handle mortgage arrears cases. However, The Hub-Ireland has called for an immediate […]

Campaign Launched For Repeal of The Evictions Bill

The community group, The Hub-Ireland, which works to help distressed mortgage-holders, has launched a campaign to have the controversial Land and Conveyancing (Reform) Act 2013 repealed and has also called for an immediate moratorium on family home evictions. At a packed conference (see videos below) held over the weekend in Portlaoise to discuss the problem […]

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