Tag Archives: EU-IMF


Lenders given until June to put mortgage debt solution in place for 75% of those in arrears

The Central Bank has given the country’s main lenders until next June to put in place mortgage debt solutions for 75 per cent of customers more than 90 days in arrears. The new targets, agreed in conjunction with the EU-IMF troika, also stipulate the number level of “concluded solutions” on the banks’ books must reach [...]

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Robert O'Dowds

Dowds hits out at Fianna Fáil’s opposition to property tax

Labour TD Robert Dowds has criticised Fianna Fáil leader Micheál Martin for his party’s opposition to a property tax, labelling it as “brazen populism”. According to the Dublin Mid West TD, the stance taken by Micheál Martin comes in spite of the fact that it was the Fianna Fáil government, of which he was a [...]

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Ray Earle insists that water metering should only take place in cities

Leading engineer encourages water metering for cities only

A leading engineer has encouraged to government to restrict the installation of water meters to cities only, insisting that it did not make economic sense to install them in rural counties. Ray Earle, a senior project manager with Dublin City Council, made the comments yesterday in his role as chairman of the World Congress on [...]

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property tax

New household charge to be introduced on January 1st

Homeowners will be liable to pay the new annual household charge of €100 from January 1st, under Budget measures unveiled this week. They can choose to make one payment or to pay it in instalments by direct debit four times a year. Some households will not have to pay, including those in some yet-to-be-named unfinished [...]

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