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Ireland Moves on Personal Insolvency Legislation
During this year the Irish government is expected to pass new personal insolvency legislation. The final draft of a Personal Insolvency Bill is expected to be published by the end of April 2012, a month later than the EU, ECB … Continue reading
What Irish Government Minister will Champion the Indebted Masses?
Just eight months in power now, the new Irish government, comprising a coalition of the Fine Gael and Labour parties, has begun to make noises about the personal debt elephant in the room. Were it not for the EU-IMF demand … Continue reading
Five Years Bankruptcy Term in Ireland
Justice Minister Alan Shatter has just published the details of the Civil Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Bill which will have the effect of reducing the term of bankruptcy in Ireland. Bankrupts under the proposed new law will ‘enjoy’ automatic release from … Continue reading
Challenging the Irish Insolvency Law
A challenge to Ireland’s arcane bankruptcy laws may be made to the High Court within weeks, according to a recent report in The Sunday Independent by Maeve Sheehan. This is an interesting development if a challenge is made on the … Continue reading
Questions for the Irish Government on Personal Debt
It promised to hit the ground running and the new Irish Government will soon be a hundred days in office. It has committed to making many changes so perhaps now is the time to ask some questions as to what … Continue reading
What Makes Bankruptcy Law in Ireland So Draconian
Time and money are two key resources in any successful business. They encompass and conjure up ideas of costs, budgets, productivity, deadlines, profitability investment and so on. The list is endless. The analogy with bankruptcy or rather the legislation dealing … Continue reading
The Dilemma for Irish Mortgage Holders
RTE television recently featured a number of Irish couples who were drowning in debt largely as a result of having taken out large mortgages at the height of the property bubble in 2006 to 2007. There are over 45,000 mortgages … Continue reading
What is an Irish Judgment Mortgage?
A creditor may seek a judgment against a debtor in an Irish court for non-payment of a debt when such payment is overdue. Where such a judgment is awarded, interest is automatically applied at the statutory rate of 8%.
What Insolvency Practitioner Should I Choose?
Consumers who are looking to find out about IVAs or other solutions for their debt problems are sometimes scared or concerned about enquiring about financial advice. Alot of people may feel ignorant in terms of their understanding of financial matters … Continue reading
Penalties for Debt
Capital punishment for even the most heinous crimes has been abolished in most western democracies with some significant exceptions such as the USA. In regard to debt however, the USA has a most benign set of laws dealing with insolvency … Continue reading