Comment: The legal message to debtors remains to engage

Broke borrowers often don't show up or show up without legal advice, writes Francesca Comyn

11th January, 2017

This time round, the court official is questioning the legitimacy of thousands of possession orders granted in the Circuit Court. According to Central Bank figures, between 2013 and the end of 2015, there were 3,111 such orders granted, relating to people's primary homes. There were 398 possession orders in the first nine months of last year.

Offering solid arguments rather than hand wringing, the official criticised what he viewed as systemic failures, including county registrars without the requisite legal...

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