Monday May 25, 2020

Time to rethink attitude to repossessions

It might be unpalatable to say it, but it would be better for all concerned if certain borrowers with no hope of repaying their mortgage arrears sold the family home

16th July, 2011

On Tuesday, Fianna Fáil launched its proposals to protect the family home from repossession. Its policy seeks to put the protection of the family home at the centre of the state’s approach to mortgage arrears.

This objective echoes the Fine Gael/Labour Programme for Government, which says: ‘‘A more radical approach [than the recommendations in the Cooney Report] is needed to protect families in fear of losing their home.”...

Subscribe from just €1 for the first month!

Exclusive offers:

All Digital Access + eReader



Unlimited Access for 1 Month

Then €19.99 a month after the offer period.

Get basic
*New subscribers only
You can cancel any time.



€149 For the 1st Year

Unlimited Access for 1 Year

You can cancel any time.




90 Day Pass

You can cancel any time.

Team Pass

Get a Business Account for you and your team

Share this post

Related Stories

The best writing and and the biggest stories of 2019 from the Business Post

Richie Oakley | 4 months ago

Denis O’Brien is back in court, residents continue to fight the Council on halting site and a row surfaces in government over rent control proposals

Leanna Byrne | 4 years ago