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This page aims to provide a timeline of developments in the areas of mortgage arrears and debt. Each of the links below is to an external website - usually to a press release or relevant PDF document.

March 2017

Mortgage arrears statistics Q4 2016

December 2016

Mortgage arrears statistics Q3 2016

September 2016

Mortgage arrears statistics Q2 2016

August 2016

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July 2016

Mortgage arrears statistics Q1 2016

April 2016

Department of Finance mortgage restructures data (pdf)

March 2016

Mortgage arrears statistics Q4 2015

January 2016

Bankruptcy term is reduced (pdf)

Announcement of scheme to offer financial and legal advice to people in mortgage arrears

December 2015

MABS dedicated mortgage arrears services for distressed mortgage holders launched

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q2 2015

November 2015

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September 2015

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q2 2015

Enhanced Role for MABS in provision of information, advice and assistance to borrowers in mortgage distress

June 2015

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q1 2015

May 2015

The Government has agreed new measures to support mortgage holders who are in arrears, including measures in relation to insolvency, the mortgage-to-rent scheme and the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS).

April 2015

Tenants on Rent Supplement who risk losing their home should contact the office that deals with their Rent Supplement. In the Dublin area or Cork city, contact the Tenancy Protection Service.

March 2015

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q4 2014

January 2015

Draft legislation published to protect consumers whose loans are sold to unregulated entities

December 2014

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q3 2014

September 2014

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q2 2014

June 2014

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q1 2014

March 2014

Residential mortgage arrears and repossessions statistics: Q4 2013

February 2014

Mortgage-to-rent scheme for local authority mortgages

Department of Finance mortgage restructures data (pdf)

January 2014

Department of Finance mortgage restructures data (pdf)

December 2013

Mortgage Arrears Information Helpline (0761 07 4050) opening hours over the Christmas period:

  • 24th December - Closing at 1pm
  • 25th and 26th December - CLOSED
  • 27th December - 9.30am to 5pm
  • 30th December - 9.30am to 5pm
  • 31st December - 9.30am to 5pm
  • 1st January - CLOSED
  • 2nd January - 9.30am to 5pm

November 2013

Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics: Q3 2013

Mortgage arrears and restructures: data from the Department of Finance (pdf)

October 2013

View FLAC's new guide to the revised Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears (pdf)

August 2013

The Insolvency Service of Ireland will begin accepting applications on Monday, 9 September

Central Bank Residential Mortgage Arrears and Repossessions Statistics: Q2 2013

The first Personal Insolvency Practitioners (PIPs) have been authorised by the Insolvency Service of Ireland

July 2013

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Act 2013

June 2013

Revised Code of Conduct on Mortgage Arrears (CCMA)

Central Bank mortgage arrears statistics for January-March 2013

April 2013

Land and Conveyancing Law Reform Bill 2013

March 2013

Government statement on mortgage arrears

Central Bank: additional measures to address mortgage arrears

Central Bank mortgage arrears statistics for October-December 2012

December 2012

Central Bank mortgage arrears statistics for July-September 2012

September 2012

Launch of Mortgage Arrears Information and Advice Service

August 2012

Central Bank mortgage arrears statistics for April-June 2012

New guide for local authorities on handling mortgage arrears

July 2012

Mortgage Arrears Information Helpline launched: 0761 07 4050

Further information

You can contact the Money Advice and Budgeting Service (MABS) Helpline on 0761 07 2000