FAMILIES who lost their homes in the notorious Priory Hall development are being given the chance to lift the mortgage debt on the doomed apartments that has crippled them.
They are to have their mortgages written off and will be given loans for new properties under a deal offered to residents.
The major breakthrough means residents can become homeowners again and can forget about the debt that has destroyed their lives.
About 90 families were left in limbo after being evacuated from the 'firetrap' apartments – built by rogue developer Tom McFeely.
The plan, developed over the past three weeks, could see the final costs for cleaning up the Priory Hall mess approach €20m.