It’s being claimed that KBC bank has indicated to three TDs that they will take a different approach to future re-possession cases in light of events in Strokestown in Roscommon before Christmas.
Independent TDs Mattie McGrath, Carol Nolan and Michael Collins met with bank officials this afternoon, following an outcry over events in Falsk before Christmas that resulted in several members of the McGann family being removed their home as part of a repossession case.
Days later a group of men attacked the house, forcing security men who had taken possession of the property from the farm, in an event which the McGann family condemned and were not involved in.
Today’s meeting followed a sit-in at one of the bank’s Dublin offices last month.
The TDs called for the establishment of new service to mediate between banks and those in mortgage arrears to be established immediately.
KBC bank issued this statement to Shannonside FM news this evening following the meeting:
“We had a good meeting with Deputy Nolan, Deputy McGrath and Deputy Collins where we listened carefully to their concerns and outlined our continued commitment to engaging in a fair and respectful manner with customers in financial difficulty to find sustainable solutions.”