A government telephone helpline for those in mortgage arrears has only received calls from about 2 per cent of all homeowners in financial distress, despite €350,000 being spent on the service.
The latest Central Bank figures, published earlier this month, revealed that about 144,000 home mortgages were in arrears.
According to the Central Bank, almost 95,000 residential mortgages are in arrears of three months or more, and a further 49,000 home mortgage accounts are in arrears of...
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