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Karl Deeter: The hard cases that could solve homelessness

Deliberately ignoring facts about the real level of home repossessions is preventing us from finding a solution

26th June, 2016

From early 2015 until the end of the year, I was part of a group researching the outcomes of possession hearings. I tracked Court 33, overseen by Registrar Rita Considine, on Thursdays and Fridays.

The research was carried out by me, Brendan Burgess of AskAboutMoney and Seamus Coffey, an economist from University College Cork, who now also sits on the Fiscal Advisory Council.

What prompted the analysis was a curiosity about what was actually happening in the...

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