Two domestic stories dominated last week’s airwaves and headlines – the price of sending kids back to school and the plight of indebted mortgage holders. I’ll get back to the former – and provide some suggestions on how to fund your children’s education – next week.

Meanwhile, Professor Morgan Kelly’s recent intervention regarding indebted mortgages has people wondering if anything will ever be done about the problem of nearly 100,000 mortgage holders in arrears and an estimated 300,000 in negative equity.