Council calls for Budget measures for struggling home owners

Donegal County Council is  calling on the Minister for Finance to introduce measures in Budget 2013 to help people who are struggling with mortgage payments.

83,251 mortgage holders are now three months or more behind on their payments.

Another 40,221 mortgage holders have had to have their monthly payments lowered with agreement of their lender, but are not in arrears.

Cllr Martin Harley says that while he knows  the council can't directly influence the issue, they can highlight people's plight: