Bloodboiling double standards in Ireland regarding bankruptcy

You are a NAMA  Family

  • Bad luck. Bankrupt eh?
  • Phew. Your in luck… Your reasonable standard is defined in the High Court, by expensive barristers
  • You can claim (2 adults, a car, three second level school kids) €9k per month as reasonable
  • Err who takes public transport?
  • You can maintain a gold club subscription of €165 per month.
  • You can have €1644 per month for the three kids private school fees
  • Its perfectly reasonable to pay €3750 for rent for a house that is “attractive and desirable”
  • This is not “a celtic tiger lifestyle”

You are a regular Family

  • Bad luck. Bankrupt eh?
  • Your sh!t out of luck. Your standard is set down in a leaflet by the insolvency service
  • You can claim (2 adults, a car, three second level school kids) €2461 per month as reasonable (per Table 6).
  • Oh, you cant have a car if you live where there is public transport
  • Sport?
  • You can have €194 p month for the three kids for all educational needs
  • Daft.ie is your friend. Lots there for €1k per month… See ya on the Luas for an hour each way
  • “we all partied”

download (2)This is bloodboiling stuff. Honestly. I would say more but I dont want to be up in front of Mr Justice Bermingham (who was once a FG TD) for contempt. I doubt that anyone in the Dail or Seanad will raise this – if they do they will be told to STFU as “its a matter for the courts”. Article 40(1) of the constitution says “All citizens shall, as human persons, be held equal before the law”. I guess…

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4 thoughts on “Bloodboiling double standards in Ireland regarding bankruptcy

  1. rjmackin

    Reblogged this on big mac and whys and commented:
    Grrrr… this is up there with Jim Stafford’s inane comments about how solicitors and other professionals should be allowed keep their trophy homes…. Good to know Golf Club membership is a bare necessity…

    Reply

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