Irish mortgage holders paying the highest interest rates in EU

It's emerged Irish mortgage holders are paying the highest interest rates in the whole of the EU.

Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty claims Irish people are paying €60,000 more in mortgage interest rates than any other European country.

Figures from the Central Bank show the average mortgage interest rate for Irish borrowers in November was 2.79%, the highest in Europe and more than twice the EU average.

Deputy Doherty is calling for intervention from the Finance Minister: