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Ferris, Martin

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 765 Nbr. 3

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I have raised this issue on foot of the problems people are encountering in the context of so-called sub-prime mortgages. We are all aware of the general difficulties experienced by people whose m...More Button

The lenders to whom I refer should not be allowed to continue to lend money. One such lender is a certain Mr. Weisz, who has been already convicted of a breach of section 27 of the Central Bank Ac...More Button

Concerns in respect of this matter were raised in the House in 1999. The then Minister, Mary Harney, attempted to tighten up the legislation relating to lenders of this kind. Unfortunately, a num...More Button

Mr. Weisz signed an affidavit in the High Court on 28 September 2004 in which he stated that the plaintiff company was a mortgage lender within the meaning of the Consumer Credit Act 1995, when the...More Button

Given that the company to which I refer is currently in the process of attempting to repossess properties, particularly a number of farms throughout the country, I request that the Department of Fi...More Button

I thank the Minister of State for his reply. Obviously, he does not have the details I have regarding the Wise Mortgage Company and Mr. Weisz’s finance company. I have been aware of his ope...More Button

When I first named Mr. Weisz in the House, I was assured the loopholes in the legislation would be closed for this sub-prime mortgage lender. In two weeks time, however, he has a case before the S...More Button

Because of a loophole people like Mr. Weisz are not regulated by the Central Bank. Until such time as this is done, vultures like him will continue to exploit the vulnerability of individuals who ...More Button

Written Answers - Social Work Staff

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Written Answers - Carer’s Allowance

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