Tag Archives: Personal Insolvency Bill

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

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Increasing Number of Irish Citizens Insolvent

Just five short years ago Ireland was awash with the ‘nouveau riche’ of the Celtic Tiger. Brash young Irish men and women and many not so young Irish citizens were basking in the realization that their time had come. Now … Continue reading

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Who is to blame for my personal debt?

Wanting to blame somebody else for our own financial problems is an entirely predictable and human reaction, particularly in the current recession. There has been a huge growth in personal indebtedness in the last ten years, particularly mortgage debt and … Continue reading

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The Future of Bankruptcy in Ireland

While the Law Reform Commission (LRC) of Ireland did not draft new legislation reforming the Bankruptcy Act 1988 it did include an appendix to its most recent and final report on personal insolvency, published in December 2010, outlining what it … Continue reading

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Changes to Bankruptcy in Ireland

If the new Irish government – widely expected to be a coalition of the Fine Gael and Labour parties – implement the recommendations of the Law Reform Commission (LRC) in relation to personal debt (Personal Debt Management and Debt Enforcement … Continue reading

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