Seamus Healy TD calls for Strike to stop hundreds of evictions of Tipp Families facing Repossession

Seamus Healy TD: Yesterday’s statement by the Taoiseach confirms that this Government will persist with its disastrous housing policy. It is now obvious that a one-day general strike will be necessary to bring this Government to its senses. Listen Live To Seamus’ Dail Speech Tipperary homeowner says his ‘back is to wall’ as hundreds […]

Spinning to Mislead on Repossessions in The Dáil

Analysis by Paddy Healy State Owned Banks, AIB, EBS,PERMANENT TSB, are seeking repossession of homes by court order throughout the country. Seamus Healy TD  recently asked Minister for Finance Michael Noonan in the Dáil to instruct these banks to desist from this. Mr Noonan refused and stated that  “In a very extreme situation, the issue […]

Government Evicts Families – Seamus Healy

Statement by Seamus Healy TD This government is continuing to evict families from their homes. In the Dáil last Thursday, I appealed to Minister Michael Noonan to order the banks he owns to withdraw repossession proceedings in light of the extreme housing emergency which exists. The Minister refused.  This means that the government has given […]

Government continues to sanction Receivership as a ‘licence for theft’ – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has called on the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald to facilitate an emergency Dáil debate on the wide-spread practice of intimidation and threats being carried out by unregulated mortgage receivers. Deputy McGrath was speaking after the Master of the High Court Edmond Honohan delivered a scathing condemnation of the current receivership […]

This Bill will restore eviction law in favour of families – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath will initiate a Private Member’s Bill in the Dáil today aimed at guaranteeing legal due process for families under threat of eviction or repossession. Deputy McGrath will introduce his Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2015 after the Order of Business: “This Bill has one central aim; to assure families living […]

Repossessions / Evictions Must Be Stopped – Healy

56 Court Orders for Repossession of Tipperary homes were granted from Jan to September this year according to the Courts Service and further orders have been granted since then. There must be a complete freeze on repossessions until the housing and homelessness crisis is solved. Government Banks —PTSB, EBS and AIB owned by the state, sought […]

EU Commission says evictions are the result of Irish government policy – Carthy

Sinn Féin MEP for the Midlands North West, Matt Carthy, has stated that the European Commission has acknowledged that the Irish Goverment’s merciless policy choices have led to a substantial increase in family home repossessions. Carthy, who is a member of the EU parliament’s economic & Monetary Affairs Committee, stated that the Commission’s response to […]

Clonmel has 6th highest home repossession levels – McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said he disappointed but not surprised to see that Clonmel has recorded the 6th highest level of Circuit Court orders granted for repossession of primary homes. Deputy McGrath was speaking after it was reported in The Irish Times today that Banks have sought to repossess almost 4,500 homes since the […]

Is Judicial Independence compromised at the highest levels? – TD Mattie McGrath

Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said that serious and credible risks pertaining to the independence and objectivity of some senior Judges now exists. Deputy McGrath was speaking after reviewing Papers outlining several controversial reasons why the presiding judge overseeing the O’Donnell legal action must recuse himself from the case: “In specific terms, the reasons being […]

Taoiseach Contradicted on Repossessions by Oireachtas Committee – Healy

Statement by Seamus Healy TD Instead of answering questions on mortgages, the Taoiseach continued to repeat that most mortgage arrears cases are solvable despite the evidence and contended that people were not losing their homes. To raise the threat of repossessions was scaremongering—- Seamus Healy TD had  asked the Taoiseach to-day to bring forward legislation […]

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