A matter of life and rising debt

Irish people continue to clock up mountainous debts, and some may even face prison for failing to pay up due to an antiquated legal system.

8th November, 2008

Irish people continue to clock up mountainous debts, and some may even face prison for failing to pay up due to an antiquated legal system.

For many years, lobby groups have been calling for a change in the way people who don’t pay their debts are treated by the legal system. And for many years, their calls have fallen largely on deaf ears.

However, changing economic fortunes mean that debt is becoming an...

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