State must create ‘shared fairness’ in dysfunctional mortgage market

In 2015, 24,134 mortgages drawn down; in 1979, the number was higher. The 2015 figure includes first time buyers, second time buyers and those buying an investment property but it … Continue reading State must create ‘shared fairness’ in dysfunctional mortgage market

Central Bank must tread carefully on mortgage lending

In his speech last night to the UCD Economics Society, Governor of the Central Bank Dr. Patrick Honohan touched on a mortgage nerve; he referenced the possibility that the Central … Continue reading Central Bank must tread carefully on mortgage lending