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Monthly archive April, 2015
Addressing the Mortgage Crisis and Repossessions

Addressing the Mortgage Crisis and Repossessions

This week, I introduced a motion which would immediately and substantially increase the pace at which the mortgage crisis is addressed.
Serious Questions Need to be Answered about Siteserv

Serious Questions Need to be Answered about Siteserv

Yesterday, I spoke to RTE News at One about the ongoing controversy surrounding Siteserv. The information which has arisen as a result of freedom of information requests made by Deputy Catherine Murphy needs to be investigated and the serious questions which arise need answers.
Charlesland School is opening this September

Charlesland School is opening this September

This week I asked the Minister for Education and Science for an update on the recently announced school for Charlesland. The great news is that I can confirm it will open this September.
'What does that all mean,' asked one man who had just lost his home

‘What does that all mean,’ asked one man who had just lost his home

‘What does that all mean?” This is what one man asked in Bray Circuit Court last Monday morning. Simon [name changed] had just lost his home. The registrar ruled against the ‘defendant’ and in favour of the bank seeking possession of the property. She ordered a five-month stay to allow Simon time to find alternative...
Irish Water and a Raging Torrent of Inconvenient Truths

Irish Water and a Raging Torrent of Inconvenient Truths

Throughout the week, Irish Water and Fine Gael/Labour were killed telling us the good news – they’d be able to find lots of leaks, and fix them – all thanks to those water meters. No business case has been presented, but even a cursory glance at the figures shows that they’ll be the most expensive...
Should Banks be Making Money on Restructured Mortgages?

Should Banks be Making Money on Restructured Mortgages?

Should banks be allowed increase profits from restructuring mortgages? I don’t believe they should. I asked Minister Noonan for his view, but got a boilerplate civil service reply. So I tried again…and got the rest of the boilerplate. So I tried again…and didn’t get very far. So I’m working with other TDs to put a...