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From TheJournal.ie PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books Housing Crisis

PTSB boss says it has 500 vacant properties on its books

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath described the figure as ‘extraordinarily high’.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners' Vulture Funds

Almost 7,000 loans in arrears held by 'unregulated loan owners'

Unregulated loan owners hold 17% of all mortgages in arrears over 720 days.

From TheJournal.ie €5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January Season Of Giving

€5m fund means charities can claim VAT relief for the first time from January

Under the scheme, charities will receive a refund of their VAT costs based on the level of non-public funding they receive.

From TheJournal.ie Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas High Court

Remaining motorists affected by Setanta Insurance collapse should get their money by Christmas

Motorists will receive 100% compensation, totalling €21 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales Where's Paschal?

'We own some of the banks, but we don't run the banks': Minister says government can't stop vulture fund sales

Questions have been mounting as to where Finance Minister Paschal Donohoe is in the midst of this summer’s vulture fund sell off.

From TheJournal.ie 'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed Sell Off

'Where's Paschal?': Calls for political leadership as PTSB mortgage sale to vulture fund to proceed

The bank has confirmed that performing loans and customers who have engaged will also be sold off.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund Sell Off

Calls for Dáil to be recalled after PTSB sell thousands of home loans to vulture fund

The bank sold its controversial Project Glas loan portfolio to a so-called vulture fund for around €1.3 billion.

From TheJournal.ie PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund Sell Off

PTSB sells thousands of home loan mortgages to vulture fund

A total of 7,400 are owner-occupier mortgages, while 3,300 are buy-to-let properties.

From The42 12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption Deja Vu

12 months on, Sarsfields' Sister Act and their dad seek All-Ireland redemption

Orlaith McGrath has captained the Galway outfit back to Croke Park where they face Slaughtneil in a repeat of the 2017 decider.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds Mortgage Arrears

Protesters deliver a coffin to the door of PTSB, as government agrees to regulate vulture funds

The Central Bank is to review their code of conduct for how financial institutions deal with those in mortgage arrears.

From TheJournal.ie Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured Vulture Funds

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

PTSB, which is 75% State owned, has been defending its plan to sell off a book of non-performing loans.

From TheJournal.ie 'Many have made no payments at all for years': PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off Political Battle

'Many have made no payments at all for years': PTSB defends controversial €3.7 billion mortgage sell off

The proposed sell-off has become the subject of a political battle in recent days.

From TheJournal.ie Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse Chronic Pain

Woman has lost over €100,000 since car accident affected by Setanta collapse

Lost income, medical expenses and legal fees have taken a huge toll on her life.

From TheJournal.ie Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion" Tracker Mortgage Scandal

Tracker mortgage scandal could end up costing "in excess of €1 billion"

13,600 more trackers victims have been added to the growing number – it now stands at 33,7000.

From TheJournal.ie Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims Car Insurance

Former Setanta policyholders worried they're 'personally on the hook' for outstanding claims

In May, the Supreme Court ruled that the Irish State must be held liable for the claims.

From TheJournal.ie 'If famous people are not paying their fair share of tax, only ordinary people will suffer' Paradise Papers

'If famous people are not paying their fair share of tax, only ordinary people will suffer'

A huge leak of about 13.4 million secret documents has shed light on the tax affairs of the rich and famous.

From TheJournal.ie Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government Tracker Scandal

Tracker mortgage motion which will ban bonuses for bankers to be backed by government

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath said the minister should give no approval for salary increases until redress is given.

From TheJournal.ie 'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion Fighting Words

'I found myself shouting at the radio': War of words between Doherty and O'Dea on pension motion

The Government looks set to lose a vote in the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly' No Giveaway

Fianna Fáil on Budget 2018: Tax cuts will be 'modest' while social welfare increases 'won't be miserly'

Budget talks are going down to the wire between the two parties this weekend.

From TheJournal.ie McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?' Tracker Mortgage Scandal

McGrath: 'How did the banks happen to make the same mistake that hurt their customers?'

Thousands of customers have been charged higher interest rates than they should have been.

From TheJournal.ie Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again Don't Push It

Fine Gael warned a general election is 'inevitable' if it clashes with Fianna Fáil again

Michael McGrath warned Fine Gael that Fianna Fáil’s support for the government could waver in future.

From TheJournal.ie Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down I'm Out

Enda Kenny praises 'extraordinary' Noonan as he announces plan to step down

The Finance Minister says he will not be seeking re-election to the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008 Braking Point

Nearly 2,000 people refused a car insurance quote last year - just 53 were denied one in 2008

The sharp rise in refusals has been described as a “dramatic and worrying this trend”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka YOUR BEST PRICE

'Why were only three bidders selected?': Call for investigation into Nama sale of Project Tolka

Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath has called on the C&AG to investigate the sale of a Nama portfolio.

From The42 Family affair as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad eye historic All-Ireland glory Sister Act

Family affair as four Sarsfields sisters and their dad eye historic All-Ireland glory

Managed by their father ‘Hopper’ McGrath, the Galway side face Slaughtneil in the senior camogie club final.

From TheJournal.ie Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent' Setanta Insurance

Innocent motorists in serious road accidents 5 years ago still 'haven't seen a cent'

Some drivers who have been out of work since their accident have yet to receive their insurance payout.

From TheJournal.ie Irish banks have frozen Al-Qaeda assets of over €1 million Follow The Money

Irish banks have frozen Al-Qaeda assets of over €1 million

Money from Iran, Syria, Somalia and North Korea has also been frozen by Irish banks.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages Michael McGrath

Fianna Fáil calls for punitive action after 10,000 customers 'wrongly denied' tracker mortgages

Reports suggest the final bill for the banks and other lenders could run to over €1 billion.

From TheJournal.ie Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme Tax Rebate

Central Bank outlines exactly what its problems are with the First Time Buyer scheme

Governor Philip Lane has today outlined his concerns to a number of TDs.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee Nama Row

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are rowing over whether Michael Noonan should go before the Public Accounts Committee

Leo Varadkar yesterday accused Opposition TDs of launching a “witch hunt”, adding that Noonan is only accountable to the Dáil.

From TheJournal.ie Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling State Aid

Dáil approves government plan to appeal Apple tax ruling

The Taoiseach said it’s not true Apple was provided with more favourable treatment than others companies in terms of taxes.

From TheJournal.ie We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures Leprechaun Economics

We might have to give the EU an extra €280 million because of those inflated GDP figures

The massive 26% hike in GDP was decried by one financial journalist as a “work of Irish fiction”.

From TheJournal.ie What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland? Premium Level

What on earth is going on with motor insurance premiums in Ireland?

A protest took place in Dublin today over the spiralling cost of car insurance premiums here.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil? Factcheck

FactCheck: Did Michael Noonan tell "bare-faced lies" in the Dáil?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck steps in to break up a fight between the Minister for Finance and the Opposition.

From TheJournal.ie What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter? Explainer

What is the 'fiscal space' and why does it matter?

It’s a phrase you’ll be hearing a lot from the political parties in the coming months.

From TheJournal.ie Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know End Of The Road

Didn’t pay attention to the banking inquiry? This is everything you need to know

The committee of inquiry has presented its findings and recommendations regarding Ireland’s banking crisis after 14 months.

From TheJournal.ie Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed' Flood Defences

Minister hits out at claim flood relief budget has been 'slashed'

Simon Harris says the government is investing more money in this area over the next five years than has been spent in the last two decades.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC Lesson Learned

Fianna Fáil says it's ready to govern again and has big plans for USC

Party finance spokesperson Michael McGrath also insisted it would not be going into coalition with Sinn Féin.

From TheJournal.ie This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair? Health Insurance

This tax measure brought in €57m more than expected, but was it fair?

A cap on tax relief on health insurance brought in €151 million.

From TheJournal.ie 'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong' State Of The Nation

'Clearly there is a heightened risk of something going wrong'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

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