If this is true, there might be some hope for action. High mortgage costs top list in FF's supply talks concern in talks The Bill to control rates passed its initial stages two years ago. It should be an easy one for FG to agree to. A senior Fianna Fail politician said the party will be focused on finding ways to reduce interest rates and helping people who are still in mortgage arrears once negotiations with Fine Gael begin this week. ... Fianna Fail appointed the party's finance spokesman Michael McGrath, who has campaigned for lower mortgage rate, as one of its lead negotiators. Mr McGrath will be joined by Fianna Fail deputy leader Dara Calleary.