Keeping People in their Homes Bill 2017 – Murphy

February 26, 2017 0

I very much welcome the Independent Alliance Bill entitled the Keeping People in their Homes Bill 2017 which will effect an important change in the law governing home repossession cases in Irish courts and protect vulnerable homeowners and their families. The Bill was launched by Independent Alliance TD Kevin Boxer Moran and his IA colleagues.

Cllr Tony Murphy

Cllr Tony Murphy

The Bill was drafted in consultation with leading legal academics and lawyers practising in the area of home repossessions and  Independent Alliance Special Adviser Eugene Deering played a key role in researching the issues involved and bringing the IA, legal academics and practising lawyers together to advance the project.

This is an important advance in the protection of struggling homeowners and a signal to the public that the IA means business about implementing its Programme for Government priorities and standing up for the vulnerable in Irish society.

This Bill provides a viable solution to the commitment in the programme for government “to keep families in their homes and avoid repossessions insofar as is possible. This will protect the family home and introduce additional long term solutions for mortgage arrears cases.”says Murphy