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 […]

County Sheriff Threatens To Have Family Dog Put Down

The sheer cruelty and inhumanity of the evictions process that is sweeping the country has been brought into sharp focus by a letter sent by a County Sheriff, informing a home-owner that the occupants of the home would be evicted in the next fortnight, and threatening to have their much loved dog put down also. […]

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 […]

Call For Immediate Abolition Of Eviction Courts

The Hub-Ireland, a community organisation working at the coalface of the mortgage-distress problem, is renewing its call for the Government to repeal the controversial Land and Conveyancing Reform Act 2013. Introduced by former Justice Minister, Alan Shatter, it is otherwise known as the ‘Evictions Act’ because it enabled fast-track: possessions of the family homes to […]

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distressed mortgage-holders, has launched a campaign to have the controversial Land and Conveyancing (Reform) Act 2013 repealed and has also called for an immediate moratorium on family home evictions.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 […]