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# bailout - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# bailout - Monday 2 February, 2015

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout

It’s threatening to end emergency funding if the Greeks don’t play ball.

# bailout - Friday 30 January, 2015

'Greek people have a very unhealthy relationship when it comes to paying tax'

“Writing off debt means someone else takes the hit, in this case we’re talking about taxpayers,” Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says.

# bailout - Monday 26 January, 2015

The boyish Prime Minister out to restore Greece's luck

Who is Alexis Tsipra?

# bailout - Monday 19 January, 2015

Not burning bondholders was 'significant flaw' of troika bailout: Central Bank boss

We did get stung a bit on the whole deal, Patrick Honohan says.

# bailout - Sunday 18 January, 2015

Actor Peter Coonan explains why he played two characters in The Guarantee

He said that it’s important that productions about the banking crisis get made.

# bailout - Thursday 8 January, 2015

The Guarantee left a lot of people furious tonight

“Imagine this really happened?”

The Guarantee: A movie we know ends in tears, but compellingly captures an important part of Irish history

On September 29, 2008, one decision changed Ireland’s path.

# bailout - Monday 29 December, 2014

Snap elections to be held after Greece fails to elect a president

Stavros Dimas received votes 168 today from parliament’s 300 seats — short of the 180 votes needed to win.

# bailout - Saturday 27 December, 2014

This man warned that Ireland could end up needing a bailout... 30 years ago

State papers reveal how Alan Dukes warned his cabinet colleagues of the need to cut spending.

# bailout - Tuesday 9 December, 2014

Greece receives two-month extension on its bailout as 300 arrested in protests

An early presidential election has also been called.

# bailout - Thursday 4 December, 2014

Anglo junior bondholders may still get pay-outs

Finance Minister Michael Noonan said it is unclear whether the €280 million worth of bondholders will pursue their claims but if they do, they may be legally entitled to a dividend.

# bailout - Saturday 22 November, 2014

Opinion: Water protestors should claim victory and go home now

Good compromises exist when neither side gets all that they wanted, but something of what they needed.

# bailout - Thursday 20 November, 2014

Ireland can offload a big chunk of its bailout debts early, thanks to Sweden

The government could have another €400m in the coffers each year now it has struck a deal.

# bailout - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# bailout - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Taxpayers may never have to bail out 'too-big-to-fail' banks again*

*If new laws proposed by the global banking watchdog are brought in… and if they actually work.

# bailout - Friday 7 November, 2014

'These blunt, cold letters show just how desperate the situation was'

The Nevin Economic Research Institute said that while the contents of the letters from the ECB to Brian Lenihan isn’t a shock, the tone is surprising.

# bailout - Thursday 6 November, 2014

'Take a bailout or we'll cut emergency funding' - ECB to Ireland in 2010

The infamous letter from Jean-Claude Trichet has finally been released.

These are the letters sent between Brian Lenihan and the ECB before the bailout

The ECB has finally decided to release the infamous letters.

State of the Nation: The infamous Lenihan-Trichet letter has finally been published

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Catch up as you wake up.

# bailout - Friday 31 October, 2014

Ulster Bank is planning more 'cost-saving initiatives' after closing a bunch of branches

But parent company RBS doesn’t want to sell its Irish arm any more now it’s making a profit.

# bailout - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

# bailout - Monday 27 October, 2014

This MEP reckons he's about to get a copy of that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter

Seán Kelly claims to have a commitment from the ECB to release the letter.

# bailout - Monday 6 October, 2014

The magic (or income) is gone at Disneyland Paris and it's getting a bailout

It’s been an up and down ride for the park since it opened in 1992

# bailout - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Budget cuts could be "significantly less" says Noonan, but don't leap for joy just yet

The minster says cuts will have to be made, even if they are less than previously thought.

# bailout - Friday 15 August, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about Cardinal Seán Brady and the tragic death of two nuns.

# bailout - Monday 4 August, 2014

Portugal is bailing its biggest bank out with €4.9 billion

The bank will be split into a good bank and a bad bank.

# bailout - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Angela Merkel's 'Dr No' makes Ireland's search for a bank debt deal much harder

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.

# bailout - Friday 25 July, 2014

# bailout - Monday 23 June, 2014

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out Getting Burnt This post contains videos

Central Bank Governor says another financial meltdown can't be ruled out

Patrick Honohan said he thought that “our fiscal crisis of the 1980s would have cured us of excesses of any type for 100 years”, but it didn’t.

# bailout - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Paying back the state is the 'constant focus' of AIB

AIB is holding its AGM today, and the bank’s boss wants the Government to know it’s going to get paid back.

# bailout - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

'We're a normal country now': Brendan Howlin said goodbye to the IMF's man in Dublin today

“I met him to say goodbye to him, he’s leaving next week,” Brendan Howlin said today.

Mortgage arrears, the bailout and unemployment - who'd be a leaving cert economics student?

Some of the questions on the paper wouldn’t have been out of place in a third level exam, one expert said.

# bailout - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Does this man know how to fix the Eurozone?

A former advisor to Jose Manuel Barroso says the only way to save Europe is to change direction.

Here's why the OECD thinks we need to cut €2 billion in the budget

The head of the Irish desk says our credibility is on the line.

# bailout - Monday 5 May, 2014

Portugal follows Ireland's lead by going it alone as it leaves bailout

As the debt crisis deepened in 2010, it brought down Greece first, followed by Ireland and Portugal.

# bailout - Friday 2 May, 2014

Good news: Ireland passes first post-bailout review

The IMF had officials in Ireland, and they reckon we’re doing well.

# bailout - Friday 28 March, 2014

Cyprus was still imposing post-bailout cash withdrawal limits until today

The €300 limit was intended to prevent a run on the country’s banks.

# bailout - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Ukraine rescued by IMF bailout

The fund of up to €13 billion will avert bankruptcy amid Ukraine’s escalating standoff with Russia.