In his television address at the weekend to mark the end of the bailout programme the Taoiseach Enda Kenny said banks must do more to deal with (those in) mortgage distress. But report a from Government yesterday revealed that few people in mortgage arrears have used an independent financial advice service set up last year, though more than 100,000 people remain in difficulties. Sean was joined by Noeline Blackwell Director General of the Free Legal Advice Centres(FLAC), who is not impressed at what’s been done to help those in trouble.
As we’ve been hearing for several days now, today marks the last working day of the three year Troika bailout and the Government is marking Ireland’s return to “normality” with a series of events starting with a press briefing at 10.30 this morning lead by Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin. Minister Noonan joined Sean this morning.