COUNTY REGISTRAR: ‘FAMILIES ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO KEEP THEIR HOMES’

first_imgCounty Registrar Geraldine O’Connor has said she will always give families a chance to remain in their homes when facing repossession orders.She was speaking at a sitting of the Motions Court in Letterkenny a few weeks after protests disrupted a previous hearing.More than 100 repossession cases were listed yesterday. “Only a handful have been granted and these are rarely involving family homes,” she told the court.The repossession orders granted mainly involved vacant and abandoned properties, she said.“In so far as I can I will allow time to anyone making genuine efforts to deal with a family mortage situation; for people to take advice and I will then consider the matter,” said Ms O’Connor.She said most of the cases would be adjourned because they were making first appearances on the list or because borrowers had made contact with the lender.In a large number of cases yesterday, proceedings were adjourned – with many of those in court making some sort of payment to the banks and engaging with them.Permanent TSB asked for a number of cases to be struck out having reached agreement with home owners. The bank didn’t pursue their costs.AIB bank also had cases struck out but said they were seeking their costs.During a repossession application by Pepper Finance (Ireland) Limited, a number of people shouted across the court room.One woman could be heard to say: “You don’t have a license to collect money in Ireland or anywhere else in Europe.”COUNTY REGISTRAR: ‘FAMILIES ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO KEEP THEIR HOMES’ was last modified: December 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:AIBdonegalLetterkenny CourtordersPermanent TSBRepossessionslast_img read more