Meanwhile, On The Plinth





This afternoon.

A motion, above, tabled by TDs Catherine Murphy (top second right) and Roisin Shortall (top far right), of the Social Democrats.

It calls for an immediate halt on further asset sales by NAMA pending a thorough examination of how NAMA assets can be utilised to prioritise the social development of the State in the context of the current housing crisis”.

And “an update to the legislation which would change the primary purpose of the National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 to contribute to the social and economic development of the State.



From left: Green Party Leader Eamon Ryan TD, Catherine Martin TD, Councillor and Justice spokesman Roderic O Gorman outside Leinster House this afternoon.

The State could be liable for illegal home repossessions, according to the Green Party.

Green Party Deputy Leader Catherine Martin said she would seek clarification from the Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald on the matter later today.

Ms Martin said that following the AIB versus Counihan case in the High Court in December, EU consumer law must be considered in repossession cases here.

State may be liable for illegal home repossessions – Green Party (RTÉ)

Earlier: ‘People Would Be Mistaken If They Feel There’s Going To Be No Resistance’

Previously: Apollo, Nama And You

Pics: Anne-Marie McNally

22 thoughts on “Meanwhile, On The Plinth

    1. rotide

      I’ve seen this Landlords party quite a bit.

      Should TD’s with mortgages be allowed to discuss lending rates or bank bailouts given their vested interest?

        1. curmudegeon

          The Govt. does not them debate though. They just create the budget, and then let everyone else rant about it.

      1. curmudegeon

        Their last two years vested interests are unavailable to the public for the . No data released for 2015 or 2016. You think that’s accidental?

      2. ahjayzis

        That’s an inversion, the real analogy is if one third of our parliament owned banks and wanted to discuss mortgage rates and bank bailouts.

      3. Anne

        Rotsey, having a mortgage isn’t a business. Being a landlord is.

        Stop being such a simpleton would you?

  1. Murtles

    Noonan would eat his own balls before him or his party would back that. The money grabbing coward would see it as a reflection on him that he has been wrong all along regards NAMA (especially when he said vultures were good and do a service to society). Plus is there anything left to sell off.

  2. Cian

    I’d love them to define: “primary purpose of the National Asset Management Agency Act 2009 to contribute to the social and economic development of the State”. As in what specific, measurable, achievable, realistic goals would NAMA have, and within what timelines.

    Otherwise they are talking nonsense.

    1. curmudegeon

      Surely the real nonsense was NAMA’s social mission statement. Ill defined and well meaning nothingness.

  3. AlisonT

    Next week – why our mortgage rates are twice the EU average. The left blame the banks while they try their best to make mortgages unsecured loans.
    Next year – Why are mortgages interest rates the same as Credit card rates?

  4. Junkface

    I’ll back most things the Social Democrats suggest. Vulture funds should be banned, OR they should be paying massive taxes to the state, enough to put off Vulture funds from goin on a spending spree/ destruction of Irish lives. FG let them pay ZERO TAX!!


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