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Varadkar: mortgage rates are high due to low number of evictions

4th November, 2018
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says he believes talks to extend the government’s confidence and supply agreement will bear fruit, and that he’s not planning to call an election soonRollingNews

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has said the low number of evictions and repossessions in Ireland is a reason why homeowners pay high mortgage interest rates.

Varadkar also said that “it’s never been easy” to save to buy a house, as he defended the government’s response to the housing and homelessness crisis.

In a wide-ranging interview with Marian Finucane on RTÉ Radio 1 yesterday, Varadkar said there could never be a...

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