Thursday September 24, 2020

Using the law to help keep people in their homes

Master of the High Court Edmund Honohan feels many evictions in mortgage arrears cases contravene EU law and government policy, and his Affordable Housing and Fair Mortgage Bill 2018 aims to swing the odds in favour of people appealing possession orders

25th November, 2018
Edmund Honohan

The Affordable Housing and Fair Mortgage Bill 2018 has been written by the Master of the High Court, Edmund Honohan, with the aim of enacting government policy in such a way as to keep people in their homes.

The bill highlights Ireland’s adherence to EU law and the European Convention on Human Rights in the context of the housing crisis and, in particular, mortgage arrears.

“I have difficulty with the notion that the defendants...

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