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The mortgage crisis

We were asked to contribute as part of an independent panel at the Fianna Fail ard fheis, we were one of three independent experts offering opinion on the topic.

Irish Examiner: Opinion piece on Debt Forgiveness

We had a piece in today’s Examiner on the topic of Debt Forgiveness, see below: ‘Debt forgiveness’ is an undefined expression, we have no commonly held interpretation of what it is. For that reason the debate rages as to whether it can occur or not; but without definition the argument cannot advance.
On one side you have household name economists and on another you have Fine Gaels Briay Hayes (Minister of State at the Department of Finance) saying it is an impossibility along with most of the banks.

State mortgage aid up five-fold in four years

Karl Deeter of Irish Mortgage Brokers has warned that expected interest rate hikes this year will push even more householders to the edge. “I can’t see how they (number of applicants) won’t rise because it’s becoming more popular and more necessary,” he said. “The scheme is in place to help you get over the hump, in the hope that you’ll get back to work soon. “But the end result is that there will be more people on it come the end of the year as interest rates go up and unemployment rises.”