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Banks are responsible for housing crisis

New legislation was brought in by Michael Noonan to the effect that if a landlord compelled tenants to vacate his property as he intended selling it and subsequently did not, he or she would be liable for a fine of €3,000 .

Now my question for Noonan is this:will the same penalties apply to banks who repossess a property rendering another family homeless ?

There is a chronic housing crisis yet no one has suggested that the banks who we bailed out are largely responsible for it because of their frenzy for profits.

Mike Mahon,

Kilvere Pk

Templeogue Dublin 6W


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