More than 1,300 home repossession cases came before the courts in just ten days this month.
The Sunday Independent reports that between the July 6 and July 16, a flood of repossession cases were heard in Dundalk, Cork, Trim, Clonmel, Portlaoise, Naas, Tralee and Nenagh.
131, the highest numbers of cases, took place in Letterkenny – with the second highest number of cases, 110, heard in Wicklow.
The figures come as preliminary findings from an ongoing Irish Mortgage Holders’ Organisation survey on the mental impact of debt on 250 families nationwide reveals that large numbers of people reported suicidal thoughts.
Some of those people had imminent plans to end their own life as they battled mortgage arrears.