The Wall of Shame
Let's take it as a given that most banks would be featured prominently on any page with this title. So we feel there is no sense in going over old ground. Instead you will find the actions and/or attitudes of individuals highlighted here. Don't be surprised if this becomes the fastest growing page on the site over the coming weeks and months.
|Michael Noonan TD
Michael Noonan, in his reaction to the Keane Report, expressed his belief that some people would have to lose their homes. This kind of statement coming from an elected representative shows that he cares not one jot. Some people should just consider themselves expendable.
|Frank Flood Eviction Officer - Dublin City Council
Threatened a struggling single mother of 3 with immediate eviction if she didn't somehow come up with €400. Nice chap!
|Alan Kelly TD Labour Minister
Immediately removed a link to this website that was posted on his Facebook page and then blocked the local man who had posted it there. Mr. Kelly is also engaged in a high court battle against a 70-year old woman and using a private security firm for maximum effect.
|Eamon Ryan Permanent TSB Waterford
Likes to turn up unannounced at people's homes after normal business hours and try to intimidate them over mortgage arrears. This kind of tactic is becoming more frequent and is designed to try to catch people off guard. NO ONE has a right to threaten you on your own doorstep. If they turn up, stand your ground and send them packing.
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No Wall of Shame would be complete without a special place being reserved for Start Mortgages.
It would be difficult to find enough space to highlight what this crowd get up to but suffice to say that they have a mere 2% of the mortgage market, yet initiate 43% of eviction proceedings.
And they're ruthless in their pursuit of struggling homeowners. Look at any reports of repossession proceedings and you can almost be sure that 4 out of every 5 involve Start Mortgages.
It should also be mentioned that the head of Bank of Ireland's benign sounding 'Head of Arrears Support Unit' is Jim Aylmer, who co-founded...Start Mortgages.