Bank told to repay legal fees to Limerick mother

first_imgLimerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” Twitter Print PTSB has been told to repay the Limerick mother the legal fees that it charged for taking her to courtPERMANENT TSB Limerick has been ordered to return or credit €2,710 in legal fees it charged a young mother they took to court in a bid to repossess her home.County Registrar Pat Wallace issued the instruction after he was given copies of the woman’s bank accounts detailing the charges that had been made.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “And all of this, while I had been paying my mortgage”, the young mother said.In July, Mr Wallace heard the woman explained that in 2013 the bank instigated proceedings against her.“I just want to tell the court that I have been paying my mortgage in full for the last two years but each time this case is brought before the court, the bank apply their legal fees to my arrears. I have been paying it all and then they throw this on top. I just can’t cope with it”, she said.The young mother explained that at the start of 2013, she had an illness and missed four mortgage repayments.“The bank brought me to court but I got back on track and I haven’t missed a payment in more than two years and they still have me here and expect me to pay for their fees.”She borrowed €146,000 to buy her home in 2008.As of last July, she owed €147,000 and €13,000 in arrears.Bank charges that were applied by PTSB included legal fees for the case they were taking against her.They had sought an indefinite adjournment but Mr Wallace asked for a full review of the file.Other account actions by the bank had also been questioned by the young mother prompting Mr Wallace to criticise lenders adding that he had a “serious issue with arbitrary in-house cost being loaded against a borrower’s loan.“It is the court that determines and awards legal costs where applicable”, he said.After reviewing the woman’s statements and documentation from the bank, Mr Wallace said “I have found that €2,710 has been charged to you by the bank in legal fees.“Therefore, when these proceedings are resolved, I want that amount to be credited or returned to this woman,” he instructed the bank’s solicitor.The case was adjourned until next January for review.In another case, Mr Wallace gave a similar instruction again to PTSB over €2,319 they had taken from a Limerick father under similar circumstances. Facebook NewsBank told to repay legal fees to Limerick motherBy Staff Reporter – September 12, 2016 798 WhatsApp Previous articleCompetition winnerNext articleRugby – Weekend Results from Munster Rugby Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSlimerickpermanent tsbRepossession court Advertisementcenter_img Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Email WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clashlast_img read more

Students compete in Tough Mudder race

first_imgSeveral Notre Dame students participated in a race through a giant obstacle course this weekend, an obstacle course that ends in a field of live wires that carry a 10,000-Volt shock. Sophomores Ryan Tixier, Dan Yerkes and Kevin Colvin tested their endurance in the Tough Mudder course Saturday and Sunday in Attica, Ind. They joined more than 6,500 other participants in the 12-mile obstacle course. “Tough Mudder has some crazy obstacles, but it’s worth it because it’s for a charity that helps returning vets readjust to life back home,” Tixier said. “Our roommate, Kevin, sent us a link on Facebook about it earlier in the semester, so we all grabbed onto it.” Tixier said British Special Forces designed the course to be a test of strength, mental grit and camaraderie. All proceeds from the weekend’s race support the Wounded Warriors Project, a charity that helps soldiers returning from overseas readjust to life in the United States. Some of these veterans participated in the race, Tixier said. “The most satisfying thing is that you’re actually helping people,” Tixier said. “There were some returning vets from Iraq there, one with prosthetic legs, who did it too. That just made it much more real. It was a really great event overall.” Icy water, swamps and blazing bales of kerosene-soaked straw greeted the participants at each turn of the course, according to the race website. Other obstacles included trails of cargo nets, 12-foot high walls and wire fields. “You’d run two miles, then scale a rope and drop 20 feet into an icy lake. You would swim under barriers and could barely move at some points,” Tixier said. “At another you crawled through a trench with dangling barbed wires filled with electricity hanging down. You’d feel jolts, but you kept going.” Yerkes, who ran the Chicago Marathon in October and qualified for the Boston Marathon, said the military-style obstacles were very different from other endurance races. They made teamwork necessary to complete the course. Tixier said he was surprised by the level of camaraderie displayed at the event. Though participants were physically exhausted, he said they were enthusiastic and helped one another finish the course. “You’d stay at one place for five minutes to pull people over an obstacle,” Tixier said. “My roommate Kevin helped a girl over a muddy log because she couldn’t move. She had said, ‘My legs don’t work.’ But she rested and ended up finishing the course later.” Teamwork, physical exhaustion and determination were on full display during the course’s final sprint, Tixier said. “The very last obstacle was the field of live wires. You’d see the finish line, but stood there for two minutes with 20 other people trying to get the will power to just do it,” he said. “But it was a good last obstacle because it brought the life back into you.” The contestants celebrated the end of the race with music and food, as well as free tattoos or a head-shave, Tixier said. “They had a big stage with music, but most people huddled around fires,” Tixier said. “We were just happy to have survived. I did get my head shaved with a Mohawk before the race started though. You could get that or a mullet.” While the race was tougher and colder than he expected, Tixier said he planned to participate in a Tough Mudder event again. “I’ll do it again, but not during November,” Tixier said. “There were too many ice water swims where your entire body just goes numb. If I did it again, it would be during the summer months and I’d get more guys from my dorm to do it.”last_img read more

On Your Feet!’s Ektor Rivera Talks Dropping the ‘H’ & More

first_imgEktor Rivera photographed in the PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown(Photo: Caitlin McNaney) On Your Feet! View Comments Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 20, 2017center_img Age: “In Act I, I’m 21; in Act II, I’m 38.”Hometown: Bayamón, Puerto RicoCurrent Role: Grammy-winning music producer Emilio Estefan in the effervescent bio-musical On Your Feet!.Stage & Screen Cred: Rivera makes his Broadway debut in On Your Feet!. A musical theater star in Puerto Rico, Rivera’s credits include Rent, Hairspray, Godspell, Piaf, High School Musical, The Outsiders and The Mousetrap. Stateside, he has appeared in Broadway and Beyond and Q’Viva! The Chosen, in which he was cast from the reality television show of the same name, produced by Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller. Rivera’s film and additional TV credits include Incógnita and Nene Lindo. He is also a visual artist. Related Showslast_img read more