One year until Appeal Court is ready to assist banks against people
Alan Shatter has announced that the new Court of Civil Appeal will be up and running by this time next year at a cost of €3 million, according to the Irish Examoiner. What is notable in the press coverage in this summary is that there is a complete lack of information available as to what the debate really was.
The article mentions as a pro yes reason that appeals for sentences would be faster, but there is already a court of criminal appeal so this is an invalid argument. It also mentions waiting 4 years is “unfair for families”. What does that even mean? Unfair in what respect? Is this referring to Family law cases heard in the Family courts?
If you are being hounded by a bank to give up your property I think the 4 year wait would be welcome. Especially when it enables you to learn more about the corruption that has transpired in the banking sector, and how to beat them at their own game by learning from other litigants.
Make no mistake the banks are the main beneficiaries of this new court. Yet the press are notably omitting this from the reasons behind the no campaign, despite being made well aware of it by none other than ourselves.
So, we are now on a 12 month countdown before repossessions escalate. In that time we do not see any hope of banks doing any meaningful deals with mortgagees. It simply is not in their interest when it is more beneficial to them to repossess the house, sell it, claim the balance from the bankrupted borrower, whilst at the same time claiming the defaulted loan from the insurance policy. Banks are not moral institutions. They are there to make money for shareholders. Humanity does not come into the equation.
We would urge all those people who are being challenged by the banks or are taking a case themselves, if you cannot get legal assistance, to make contact with other groups of lay litigants and pool your/ their knowledge. Learn from eachother and learn how to succeed in the courts against the banks. There are now only 12 months to learn this information so people need to get together as soon as possible to help one another. You can win in court with the right approach.
The banks have acted criminally, every man in the street knows this, the press knows this, and the government especially knows this. Yet they continues to do everything they possibly can to make the banks’ job easier.
Hopefully the next budget will change how successful the government’s ‘divide and conquer’ campaigns have been so far, and people will stop blaming eachother for this situation and realise that they have a common enemy.