It’s time to deal with mortgage arrears

By David Murphy, Business Editor @davidmurphyRTE For many families next year will be defined by what is perhaps one of the most frightening chapters of the crisis as Ireland grapples with mortgage arrears. Thousands remain in limbo while the personal insolvency bill is making its way slowly through the Oireachtas. At the same time the Troika has secured agreement from the Government to plug a legal loophole which has blocked banks from repossessing properties.

Killing Drachmaphobia

  By Economics Correspondent Seán Whelan in Greece @seanwhelanRTE There is an EU Summit in Brussels on Thursday and Friday of this week, but there is also a meeting of the Eurogroup finance ministers, who are expected to take a key decision on Greece – a decision to pay over the latest tranche of bailout money this country badly needs. Earlier today we met the Greek prime minster Antonis Samaras, who put the pending Eurogroup decision in perspective. Greece is …