A Dublin couple has been given permission by the High Court to challenge the power of the County Registrar of Dublin to make orders for the repossession of homes.

The couple said the County Registrar acted beyond her powers in making an order for the possession of their home last May.

The six-month stay on that order was to expire on Saturday.

But there will now be a stay on the possession order until the outcome of their judicial review challenge.

The case is being taken by lawyers involved in the New Beginning group, which is offering legal representation and assistance to people who are at risk of having their home repossessed by a financial institution.

Mr Justice Michael Peart said he was satisfied they had reached the threshold of arguability needed to get leave to take the challenge.

The case will be mentioned again in court on 2 December.