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Solutions needed for long-term mortgage arrears cases – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has welcomed the latest reduction in mortgage arrears but has said a renewed focus has to be placed on resolving the stubbornly high number of long-term arrears cases.  Deputy Troy was commenting on the latest quarterly mortgage arrears statistics published by the Central Bank today.   "I welcome the fact that the trend of falling levels of mortgage arrears had been continued in today's statistics from the Central Bank, even though the number of new...
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UK election result makes Ireland’s role in Brexit negotiations more important than ever – Troy

Fianna Fáil TD Robert Troy has called on the Irish government to step up to the plate on Brexit in light of the weaker UK negotiating position following the General Election. Deputy Troy said, “This changes the politics of Brexit in the UK, both for good and bad, from Ireland's perspective. Prime Minister May's call for a mandate to pursue a hard Brexit has clearly been rejected by the British voters. The growth in seats for Labour, who campaigned for a soft Brexit, and the Liberal Democrats, who campaigned for no Brexit, suggests that...
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