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Monthly archive April, 2014
Four conversations with Bankers

Four conversations with Bankers

On the week commencing Monday April 7th, the Finance Committee welcomed representatives of the four main banks in for a chat. They came in to tell members of the Oireachtas how they’re getting on with the Mortgage Arrears crisis. We met Ulster Bank on the 9th of April. I asked about the Bank’s policy on...
Arklow Debt Expo, Saturday April 26

Arklow Debt Expo, Saturday April 26

On Saturday April 26, myself and Local Election Candidate Tom Curran will be holding a day long expo on dealing with debt in the Arklow Bay Hotel from 10 am onwards. The day will consist of two public sessions followed by a series of Free one-to-one consultations. 10am to 11am: Practical options for anyone dealing...
Wicklow communities excluded from Bray Educate Together

Wicklow communities excluded from Bray Educate Together

It has emerged that Bray is the only town in Wicklow that the new Educate Together Secondary School will serve. School patronage was awarded to Educate Together in Bray on the back of the needs of parents and children in Wicklow. 1,066 families in Wicklow expressed interest in a second level Educate Together School. Only...
Betrayed by Victorian era debtors' prison mentality

Betrayed by Victorian era debtors’ prison mentality

Last week, thousands of Irish families had their mortgages sold, at large discounts, to foreign companies. As a result, many men, women and children will be needlessly evicted, many lives will be needlessly destroyed, and the profits generated in the process will leave the country. All of this could have been avoided by the Government....
He has done the State much service, but Shatter must go.

He has done the State much service, but Shatter must go.

The question of the week is ‘Will Alan Shatter survive?’ It’s been non-stop. Was the apology too little, too late? Can the Taoiseach lose one of his inner circle? How badly will this damage Fine Gael? Will Labour continue to prop up its liberal champion? Did Leo know what he was starting? Will Alan Shatter...