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Sligo senator Marc MacSharry

Mortgage holders continuing to struggle, insists MacSharry

Struggling mortgage-holders across the country need to see a complete change in direction from the Government in its dealings with the banks, according to Fianna Fáil Senator Marc MacSharry. Speaking in the Seanad on proposals to tackle mortgage arrears put forward by independent Senator Seán Barrett, Senator Mac Sharry said the Government is failing dismally [...]

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AIB defends decision to reduce amounts it will lend to first time buyers

State-owned bank AIB has defended its decision to reduce the amount of money it is making available to first-time buyers for mortgages by 10%. The bank described its new lending criteria as “prudent” despite the fact it goes against government calls for banks to start lending for home purchases to allow buyers to avail of [...]

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