Repossession orders for a number of properties, where mortgages were left unpaid, were issued in the High Court this morning.

One property, a family home, accumulated €54,000 over 39 months of non-payment.

Sub-prime lender Start Mortgages was granted a repossession order for the property by Ms Justice Elizabeth Dunne with a stay of six months.

The owners of the property were not represented in court.

In another case, Start Mortgages obtained a repossession order for a house bought as an investment property in 2008.

The court heard that arrears of €36,000 had built up on a €272,000 loan.

Once again the owners did not appear in court.