Doherty calls for protection for distressed mortgage holders

pearse DohertyThe government is being accused of not doing enough to tackle the mortgage arrears crisis.

The latest data released by the Central Bank today shows that 1 in 8 residential mortgage holders are now in arrears, while 1 in 5 of buy-to-let owners are in trouble.

Opposition parties say the new figures point to a full blown national crisis and that the government must act immediately.

Sinn Fein's Pearse Doherty says the coalition needs to take steps to protect those in difficulties........