Darren O'Rourke

Housing & Mortgages

Darren campaigning

Mortgage distress is a huge issue in Meath East. There are 84 unfinished housing estates in Meath. Over 1000 people are on the social housing waiting list in Meath East. This is the result of Fianna Fáil’s developer-led housing policy.

If elected Darren O’Rourke will work for:

  • The establishment of an independent mortgage distress body to adjudicate and enforce agreements on mortgages between banks and mortgage holders.

  • The possibility of write-downs on portions of mortgage debt to be examined, as well as options such as debt for equity swaps and mortgage to rent.

  • NAMA housing units suitable for social housing to be made available.

  • Addressing the lack of facilities and amenities for those living in areas of rapid population growth.