I have just heard this on RTE1 news and will check it out.
"Fitch anticipates depressed mortgage lending, continued declines in house prices and pressure on incomes and consumer confidence. The ratings agency said that access to mortgage lending will continue to hamper property markets in a number of countries, including Ireland. "Banks maintain strict underwriting guidelines and are strongly restricted in their willingness and ability to lend, especially in peripheral eurozone countries," it said.
What type of green shoot is that, turning the corner going forward. The common sense variety?