Ulster Bank ordered to pay its own costs in Donegal repossession case

A judge has ordered Ulster Bank to bear its own costs in a repossession case because of the crisis at the financial institution.

The bank was seeking the repossession of a family home in Co Donegal at yesterday's sitting of Letterkenny Circuit Court.

According the the Irish Indpendent, a barrister representing the bank asked Judge John O'Hagan to adjourn the case as the bank was not in a position to proceed yesterday because of the ongoing IT issues.

The judge ordered the bank to issue new papers in the case, effectively forcing it to start the case again against a mother of five and her ex-husband.

He also issued a motion to strike out costs incurred in the case.