Home repossession crisis looming, says Mayo deputy

Fri, Mar 06, 2015

Deputy Dara Calleary

More than 100 repossession orders came before the circuit court in Mayo last month alone.

That is according to Mayo Dáil Deputy Dara Calleary (FF), who said the situation for struggling families in arrears is set to worsen significantly.

Deputy Calleary said he expects banks will be moving in on more and more homeowners in arrears in a bid to offset the losses on their books by selling off properties as the market recovers.


Sport

Derry date for Mayo on Sunday

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Back looking for more, Cillian O'Connor was happy with Mayo's win last Sunday but is looking for another against Derry. Photo: Sportsfile 

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