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Wednesday 1 February 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Bondholders

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# BMPS
Italy is preparing to bail out the world's oldest bank - and bondholders will be burnt
The world’s oldest bank and Italy’s third-biggest, BMPS is racing against the clock to raise €5 billion or face a government bailout.
# 228 weeks
'Greece should drop the euro - and so should Ireland'
Ballyhea Says No began marching against the Irish bailout in 2011.
# good guys vs bad guys
'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'
A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.
# fair and balanced
BAI says that Bryan Dobson wasn't being biased when he called protestors ‘idiots’
The BAI did acknowledged that Dobson “could have handled the situation in a better manner”.
Voices
Column: The Troika created a social experiment – and Ireland was the unlucky lab rat
Today MEPs voted to endorse the findings of a report into the Troika – but ultimately there will be no sanctions. Ireland is not yet free from economic shackles, writes Nessa Childers MEP.
# News Fix
Here’s What Happened Today: Thursday
Everybody’s talking about goings-on at St Vincent’s Hospital, Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan, and the IMF on the bondholders…
# Downgrade
Moody's downgrades Bank of Ireland's deposit ratings
The investment service said the results of the stress test that will be undertaken by the ECB next year are “difficult to anticipate”.
# Bailout exit
Troika Translator: What they said and what they meant
We got used to their visits, but what did they really think of us?
# No offence
Bryan Dobson ‘never meant to cause offence’ when he called protestors ‘idiots’
The RTÉ presenter has issued a statement following criticism of remarks he made on-air last night.
# idiots
Here's what Ronan Lyons really thought of protesters on the Six One
He has answered the question on everybody’s lips.
# Burn the Bondholders
Gilmore: It was never an option to renege on promissory note deal
Burning the bondholders would be “akin to sovereign default” Eamon Gilmore told the Dáil this morning and said the issue of the promissory note has been “resolved”.
# Bondholders
Motion to 'burn the bondholders' defeated in Dáil vote
The motion was defeated by 77 votes to 40 in the Dáil this evening with Sinn Fein and Independents supporting it and Fine Gael and Labour in opposition.
# Bondholders
Government criticised for poor turnout at ‘burn the bondholders’ debate
Minister of State Fergus O’Dowd was the highest profile Government representative present as they were asked to request a debt writedown by Independent TDs
# Bondholders
‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.
# Property Tax
Department: Property tax will not be handed to the bondholders
A report today claimed that Minister Michael Noonan said the money will be used to reduce our deficit rather than to fund local services.
# Five years later
Bank bondholders would be forced to take losses under Noonan plan
The Financial Times has obtained a proposal circulated by Noonan on how Eurozone banks should deal with problems in future.
Voices
Column: If politicians re-lived the Celtic Tiger would anything be done differently?
After the boom-years, people are wondering if there is an alternative system that might work better, writes Órla Ryan, who says worker co-operatives might be just what we’re looking for.
# Ballyhea
Ballyhea protestors in Brussels to meet MEPs from economics committee
The protestors – who have held weekly marches opposing the bailout – want help getting a meeting with the ECB.
# Dijsselbomb
Update: Eurozone head insists Cyprus deal not template for future bailouts
Jeroen Dijsselbloem had earlier said the Cyprus template – where depositors and bondholders are hit before governments – is the new model for how troubled banks will be handled. He has since clarified the remarks.
# Bond
State-owned Permanent TSB pays €1.3bn to bondholders today
The repayment is part of over €17 billion that will be paid to bondholders by Irish banks in 2013.
# News you missed
Back to work: Here are the stories you missed over Christmas and New Year
Many of us are returning to work for the first time tomorrow following the festive period. Here is a round-up of the news stories you may have missed. You are welcome.
# Bondholders
In last bondholder payment of 2012, BoI pays out nearly €40 million
The only one of Ireland’s main banks not under State control makes the final payment to bondholders today bringing to over €20 billion the amount paid out by it and other banks this year.
# No Confidence
Sinn Féin publishes motion of no confidence in government
Gerry Adams said the coalition parties have “broken their contract with the electorate”.
# Bondholders
Noonan insists: No, the Troika DID demand that we repay the bank bondholders
After Stephen Donnelly reports the Troika shifted blame from themselves, Michael Noonan says: it’s Trichet’s fault.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added '80s childhood memories
The things we learned, loved and shared today.
# Bondholders
Noonan: There is no way of verifying who AIB bondholders are
Finance Minister Michael Noonan has said that an attempt to verify exactly who the bondholders who received €1 billion this week are would be an “irretrievable” step towards default.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added gecko tongue
The things we learned, loved and shared today.
# AIB
GALLERY: Protestors occupy AIB branches over €1 billion bond repayment
Sinn Féin protested at AIB’s O’Connell St branch – while the Occupy movement moved into Grafton St – to protest the move.
# Bondholders
AIB repays €1 billion to unsecured bondholders today
More than €18 billion has been repaid to bondholders by state-owned Irish banks this year.
# Ballyhea
Pictures: Ballyhea bondholder bailout protesters reach Dublin
The ‘Ballyhea says No!’ protest group reached the capital today, demonstrating against payments to bondholders.
Voices
Column: Here’s what our leaders need to deliver in the new Dáil term
Independent TD Catherine Murphy gives her take on the challenge faced by the Government.
Voices
Column: We won’t stop marching until the ECB returns Ireland’s money
Amid a national near-silence, the residents of Ballyhea in Cork protest against the bondholder bailout every single week. Diarmuid O’Flynn explains why he leads the march.
# Bondholders
Noonan meets ECB head Draghi: Will he allow us burn the bondholders?
The Minister for Finance will travel to Frankfurt today, amid reports the ECB may let Spain impose losses on senior bondholders.
# Burning the Bondholders
Could Ireland burn the bondholders?
A report in the Wall Street Journal about talks on the Spanish bailout has sparked a renewed debate.
# Bondholders
Paying €1.1bn to bondholders is con job says TD
Donnelly said paying off bondholders while the State cuts funds for disabled children is obscene.