That’s an incredibly erroneous assumption to make.
Many lost their homes.
However, they did so without the Strokestown or O’Donnell fireworks, preferring a more quiet ‘resolution’.
Not hearing or reading about someone losing their home does not mean it didn’t happen.
For every O’Donnell who tried to fight the repossession every step of the way, you have far more who chose to slip quietly out the back door.
It’s also important to highlight from your own link ‘Many of the loans were performing – where interest or capital was being repaid – at the time the bank was liquidated.’.
The list were not people in arrears, but just high-profile borrowers.
Some were in arrears, many not. No precise breakdown was given.
Also, the method of sale was slightly different.
In co-operating with a bank, the borrower was often allowed stay in the house while it was for sale.
It gave the impression that the sale was voluntary and not forced, thereby saving face.