Monday 23 October 2017

'What does that all mean,' asked one man who had just lost his home

Many of the cases being heard in court, highlight the policy failures relating to the mortgage crisis, writes Stephen Donnelly

Stephen Donnelly

'what does that all mean?" This is what one man asked in Bray Circuit Court last Monday morning. Simon [name changed] had just lost his home. The registrar ruled against the 'defendant' and in favour of the bank seeking possession of the property. She ordered a five-month stay to allow Simon time to find alternative accommodation.

Simon had no legal representation in court, nor appears to have had access to financial expertise. He stood near the front of the court as the ruling was made.

When the registrar finished, Simon turned, and as he made his way towards the doors at the back, he leaned in to whisper the same question to several people seated on the long wooden benches - "What does that all mean?"

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