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# Banks
Couple secure €1.26m debt write down and keep their family home
The personal insolvency arrangement involved a number of banks.
# Nope Nope Nope
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.
# Nope Nope Nope
Merkel ally: I told Enda Kenny that Ireland has no chance of a bank debt deal
Bad news from Germany…
# bank debt
Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’
Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.
# bank debt
'We need to know what the strategy is': FF urges government to push for debt deal
“We need to know what the strategy is. At the moment we’re really in a vacuum,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said today.
# Election 2014
Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid
Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.
# Debt Relief
Noonan says bank debt deal cannot be 'actively' pursued until 2015
The Minister for Finance met with the head of the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund, Klaus Regling, who reiterated his own view that any retrospective deal is not likely at the moment.
# bank debt deal
Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund
Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.
# preview 2014
9 questions we're asking ahead of the new political year
Trying to predict what’s going to happen in politics can be a fool’s game. So instead, here are a few questions…
# bank debt
Taoiseach admits his own deadline on bank debt deal will be missed
Enda Kenny’s comments came prior to those of the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso last week where he appeared to rule out any retrospective bank deal.
# Eurozone crisis
'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso
The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.
# Bailout exit
The blanket guarantee for banks was a mistake, says Olli Rehn
The European Commission vice-president spoke last night about his initial shock at the scale of Ireland’s bank debt.
# Peter Mathews
Peter Mathews says 'all the parties can join me' on his debt write down 'mission'
The independent TD said he has had no formal discussions with Fianna Fáil about the possibility of joining the party and running for it in next year’s European elections.
# Bailout exit
Taoiseach expects decision on post-bailout credit facility before December exit
Enda Kenny was speaking at the end of the two-day European summit in Brussels today.
# bank debt
In full: Taoiseach tells EU leaders it 'remains imperative' to split bank and sovereign debt
Enda Kenny has written a letter to the president of the European Council and other EU leaders. Read it in full here.
# bank debt deal
Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny
Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.
AS IT HAPPENED
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin on promissory note deal
The two Ministers will be holding a press conference from 4pm about the promissory note agreement. Let’s see what they have to say.
# Promissory notes
No agreement but bank debt deal talks will continue, Ministers insist
Leo Varadkar and Pat Rabbitte have both insisted that the discussions on reducing the burden of Ireland’s bank debt will continue despite a report that the ECB had rejected a key Irish government proposal.
# Promissory notes
Failure on debt deal would have 'catastrophic effect on Ireland' - Tánaiste
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will address world leaders – including Angela Merkel – in Chile today as hopes for a deal on Ireland’s bank debt took a blow last night and the opposition criticised the government’s lack of openness.
# European Parliament
Kenny: Irish have borne weight of bank debt with "courage, patience and dignity"
The Taoiseach said that Ireland is “taking steps on the road to recovery”, while speaking at the European Parliament today.
# bank debt
Disagreement over EU banking supervisor could delay Irish bank deal
The new European single supervisor needs to be established before bailout funds will be allowed to directly help banks in trouble.
# Promissory Note
Taoiseach rejects Greek-style Anglo promissory deal
But Kenny said the Government is seeking a new deal that is like “a replacement of a bank overdraft with a very long term mortgage”.
# EU
Taoiseach: 'No bank debt deal' this year
The Taoiseach made the comments in Brussels today, where he is meeting with other EU leaders for budget talks.
# franco-irish
French minister with Irish links says Hollande supports bank debt deal
Hélène Conway-Mouret, who lived in Ireland for 30 years, says that the actions of French president Francois Hollande have helped softened Germany’s view on Ireland’s legacy bank debt.
# bank debt
Taoiseach: Bank debt deal will be dealt with by Finance Minister next year
Enda Kenny has said his meeting with Angela Merkel today will not be about making a decision on a deal for Ireland’s legacy bank debt.
# bank debt
Opposition bemoans lack of progress on bank deal after Schauble visit
Fianna Fáil and Sinn Féin both criticise Noonan and Howlin for failing to extract public commitments from the German minister.
# Talks
Noonan and Howlin to meet with German finance minister today
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin meet with Wolfgang Schauble at Farmleigh House in Dublin today where discussions on Ireland’s legacy bank debt are sure to come up.
# Germany
Tánaiste to discuss Irish bank debt with German foreign minister
Gilmore will spend a number of days in Germany, where he will speak on the topic of ‘Moving beyond the crisis – a shared future in Europe’ at a German political foundation.
# bank debt
Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private
Brian Hayes said that outlining Ireland’s negotiating position in public would not be “very clever from the country’s perspective.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you believe Ireland will get a deal to reduce the cost of its bank debt?
The government’s campaign for a reduction in the cost of bailing out the banks has been given new hope after a joint statement from Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel, but what do you think?
# bank debt
Rabbitte slams 'orgy of negativity' over bank debt deal
Pat Rabbitte siad that he would have preferred if Angela Merkel had not made the remarks she made but insisted that an agreement to deal with Ireland’s bank debt still stands.
# bank debt
Govt insists agreement to address bank debt stands, FF says it's in denial
The government has continued to insist a deal on Ireland’s debt still stands despite comments from the German chancellor yesterday.
# Leaders' Questions
Kenny did not call leaders following bank debt deal statement
The Taoiseach conceded that he did not contact the leaders of Finland, the Netherlands and Germany after their finance ministers issued a statement on the bank debt deal.
# need to know
The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.
Voices
Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating
The Government’s method of pressuring EU leaders isn’t working, writes Fergus O’Connell. So here’s a suggestion…
Voices
Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story
Roisin Shortall’s resignation dominated the news this week – which may be a relief for some in Government.
# Debt deal
Germany, Finland and the Netherlands deliver blow to Ireland's hopes for bank debt deal
The country’s three finance ministers issued a statement last night stating that the EU rescue fund would only deal with future problems.
# ESRI
ESRI report on economy is 'a waste of paper'
Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald has heavily criticised the national think tank’s latest economic report.
# Dáil Éireann
After two months off, TDs return to the Dáil and here's what to expect
The Budget, property tax, abortion, bank debt, Luke Ming Flanagan’s t-shirts and James Reilly’s statements – some of what we can expect as the Dáil returns this week.