Three Start/ptsb "victims" on Today with Seán O'Rourke

Discussion in 'Mortgage arrears & negative equity case studies' started by Delboy, 28 Aug 2018.

  1. Andy836

    Andy836 Frequent Poster

    But he, and RTE, don't care if it is iffy. They're there to sell advertising. Sympathetic, weepy, bash-the-bank stuff, is what sells and keeps listeners happy.
  2. mugsymugsy

    mugsymugsy Frequent Poster

    Good on you for telling it like it is. You should be aplauded for telling it like it is. I'm sure you do give sympathy when it is applicable.
  3. Delboy

    Delboy Frequent Poster

    I heard that piece earlier and thought it was a good radio. The other 2 were probably in expecting an easy listening type interview. And then WHAM!
    I calculated at the time that he had to earn 112k to pay 6k in USC, even more than that a few years ago when the rates were higher.

    It's so rare to hear anyone question the current agenda. Fair play
  4. RedOnion

    RedOnion Frequent Poster

    @Brendan Burgess
    I can imagine you all went for coffee and a chat after? ;)

    It was a terrible example for them to start with for the topic.
  5. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

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    Hi Romulan

    But that is why they invite me on. For the contrarian view.

    There is a perceived left wing, grievance industry, bias in RTE. But I think it's the because that is the dominant narrative and they reflect that.

    I got the impression that Seán O'Rourke was taken a bit aback at the start, but he did warm to it and gave me plenty of time. He challenged their nonsense on the vulture funds because he was aware of what the CB said yesterday. Didn't he also point out that the lenders are finding it impossible to repossess properties?

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  6. Brendan Burgess

    Brendan Burgess Founder

    They were rushing off into town to launch their report.

    It was a terrible example, but it was not part of their report. It was RTE's decision to add colour and context.

    It was great that Delboy had drawn our attention to this guy when he first appeared some months ago.

  7. lolasweet

    lolasweet New Member

    Does anyone know if the mortgages have actually transferred to Start Mortgages yet, it was supposed to be November.