When banks and the state feed Irish citizens to the vultures
Selling loans to hedge funds and private equity giants is merely a way for the state to outsource repossessions
In September 2016, I travelled to the shadows of the Catskills mountains, deep in upstate New York, to meet Juan and Maritza Ovsak. There was a white wooden swing outside the front door of their house, and a small vegetable patch outside the back. Inside, it was furnished with pictures of their three girls. The house was bursting with ornaments.
I was meeting the middle-aged couple to interview them for an RTÉ television documentary on vulture...
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Private rental sector remains strong despite Covid-19
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