The Master of the High Court in Ireland, Edmund Honohan, criticized the Irish government for allowing courts handling home repossession and eviction cases to “pump people into homelessness,” according to The Irish Times. Honohan faulted the Irish state for not having procedures in place that would ensure courts apply EU consumer law in these cases.

Furthermore, he questioned the legal wherewithal of county registrars, who grant most of the repossession orders in the circuit courts. According to the Court of Justice of the European Union, domestic courts should assess whether mortgage contracts are fair before ordering repossession—which, as Honohan argues, only judges are able to do.

To read more about Honohan’s remarks, check out: http://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/master-of-the-high-court-c...

 

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Evictions
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