Irish Social Protection Minister Joan Burton said banks have a responsibility to engage with “distressed” home-loan borrowers “on a case by case basis.”
The government will pay about 70 million euros ($101 million) in mortgage interest assistance to about 18,000 families this year, Burton said in an interview today with Dublin-based broadcaster RTE Radio.
“I don’t think the banks and mortgage institutions are actually engaging sufficiently with people,” she said.
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