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We don't need woolly suggestions or more quangos, says Carol Hunt, we need a strategy to tackle the mortgage crisis

Published 16/10/2011 | 05:00

CREDIT where Credit is Due is what Fine Gael called its document on mortgage relief presented to the voters (and later made part of the Government programme) last February.

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All sorts of great things were promised by FG in the run-up to the election, including increasing mortgage relief for the "negative equity generation" to allow savings of up to €166 per month.

Lots of homeowners for whom €166 is the difference between paying the heating/ food/phone bills or not, happily voted those brave Blueshirts in and waited, and waited.

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