Answered on May 28, 2013
To ask the Minister for Finance if he will release figures or statistics on mortgage arrears on a county basis including incorporating three month arrears, six month arrears and 12 month arrears data.
Reply from Minister Michael Noonan: The Central Bank commenced the quarterly publication of mortgage and mortgage arrears data from the period ending September 2009. The most recent available data, which is for the quarter ending December 2012, indicates that 11.9% of PDH mortgages and 18.9% of BTL mortgages were in arrears of more than 90 days. The full range of published mortgage arrears data is available on the Central Bank’s website, www.centralbank.ie.
However, the Central Bank has advised me that it does not publish a geographical breakdown of its quarterly mortgage arrears statistics.
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