Healy Introduces Emergency Housing Bill 2018

On Thursday last, Deputy Seamus Healy introduced the Housing Emergency Measures in the Pubic Interest Bill (HEMPI) 2018 to Dáil Éireann. This Bill seeks to declare formally the housing and homelessness crisis a national emergency. The Bill provides for the delimiting of the rights of landlords, banks and finance houses, including vulture funds, in order […]

Government must give a fair hearing to the Fair Mortgage Bill – Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has welcomed the decision of the Ceann Comhairle’s office to allow the introduction of private members bill aimed at establishing an off-balance sheet National Housing Co-Operative. The Affordable Housing and Fair Mortgage Bill 2018 will be introduced at First Stage in the Dáil today by Fianna Fail’s John McGuinness. It has […]

We discussed urgency of repossession crisis with senior PTSB management – Mattie McGrath

    Independent TD Mattie McGrath along with fellow Oireachtas members, John McGuiness, Michael Collins and Michael Healy-Rae as well as representatives from the Friends of Banking Ireland, Jerry Beades and Tom D’Arcy met yesterday with the Head of Retail at Permanent TSB, Brendan Kerins. Speaking after the meeting, Deputy McGrath said that there was […]

Taoiseach telling families to calm down is an insulting reply to PTSB mortgage crisis – Mattie McGrath TD

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Taoiseach, Leo Varadkar, to provide significantly more robust guarantees for the protection of families that are likely to be affected by the Permanent TSB mortgage crisis. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Taoiseach attempted during Leaders Questions to insist that concerns were being exaggerated around the possible […]

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: […]

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