We were asked to comment on loan sales, this took place at the IPAV national conference in Castleknock on the 11th of June 2016.
We were interviewed by RTE news and were making the point that removing bedsits (somewhere between 7-14,000 were occupied) simply got rid of low cost affordable homes for many people and pushed them into worse conditions than the bedsits represented.
We were asked to discuss whether or not we have a property bubble at present in Dublin. We don’t have a ‘bubble’ but we do have a boom and booms often lead to bubbles so the time for action is now, not later.
Paul Colgan from RTE covered this story about the proposed Personal Insolvency Bill which will update Ireland’s dated debt legislation. This is a more humane approach to dealing with debt issues and we are pleased to see it coming to fruition. Any legislation will have teething issues and will not be perfect, but this is definitely a step in the right direction.
Our foremost concern (as echoed in the clip) is about the regulation and oversight of any plan.
We were delighted to speak to RTE News at 6 about the state of the personal insolvency in Ireland. Our core belief is that we need some kind of ‘personal examinership’ programme. The piece was covered by reporter Paul Colgan.
We were pleased to feature in studio with Sharon Ni Bheolain of Six One news on the topic of the CSO Property Price index.
The Expert Group on Mortgage Arrears reported today with their final set of recommendations. Irish Mortgage Brokers featured in the piece by RTE who’s reporters Samantha Libreri and David Murphy covered the story.
Primetime looked at the property market news of a 40% drop in prices from peak to date and after the package piece they had an ‘in studio’ piece. The debate centred around property and mortgages as well as some of the issues regarding negative equity.