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# Bondholders

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Column: Ireland is not a just society. The solidarity we need has been lost.
Why should bondholders come before our most vulnerable? Fr Peter McVerry asks whether a fair society is any more than a dream.
Column: Low rate of lending to Germany has put them in driving seat
The gap between those who can access the markets and those who can’t continues to wide, writes Nick Leeson…
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as the few bits and pieces you might not have seen.
Column: Why is the payment of €1.5bn to bondholders not news?
AIB was recapitalised by this country’s citizens after its reckless lending strategy – and one backed by bondholders. Now, writes independent TD Stephen Donnelly, those bondholders continue to make no losses at all.
€1.5billion to be paid to senior AIB bondholders today
Independent TD Stephen Donnelly has described the payment as “criminal”.
EU ministers approve €130bn Greek bailout
Meanwhile – Spain has announced that it will not meet the deficit goal agreed with the EU for this year.
Greek deal is 'a credit event' triggering potential $3bn pay out
The agency overseeing financial derivatives has said that anyone holding a type of insurance on Greek bonds will receive a payout.’s progress report for the Government: Banking and the IMF/EU deal
It’s possibly the single biggest issue facing the government – but how has it dealt with the troika deal and banking in its first year?
Major riots in Athens as Greek parliament approves austerity deal
Fireballs light up the evening sky in the Greek capital as parliament approves new austerity measures to help secure a €130bn bailout.
The Daily Fix: Sunday
In the Fix: Whitney Houston’s last performance, and Merkozy ‘hijacking’ eurozone policy.
Merkel and Sarkozy 'allowed to hijack' eurozone policy-making, says Anglo chairman
Alan Dukes, chairman of the bank formerly known as Anglo, also said Enda was ‘unwise’ with some pre-election promises.
Greek PM warns of ‘economic and social catastrophe’ if MPs vote No
Lucas Papademos goes on TV to warn that the cost of a Greek default is far greater than that of a second bailout.
Greek government warns rebel MPs of "dangerous path" to default
MPs vote tomorrow on approving the government’s new austerity plans – but many have threatened to scupper it.
Rabbitte tells WSJ: Deal to reduce Anglo burden 'in the next few weeks'
The government is set to pay €3.1 billion in promissory notes to Anglo Irish at the end of next month but a senior government minister reckons we won’t have to do it.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the day’s big stories – plus any bits and pieces you may have missed…
Kenny says 'we'll pay our dues' a year after Varadkar said 'not another cent'
A year ago today Leo Varadkar said that not another red cent would be paid to the banks. Today, the Taoiseach has insisted we will not seek to impose any losses on bondholders.
This man owns €1.9bn in Irish government bonds
And he’s pretty confident about Ireland’s ability to recover from the economic crisis…
Borrowing and bombs: The week in quotes
They said what? looks back at the week in words.
Greece nears debt reduction deal with bondholders
A tentative new agreement would see the country’s private debts slashed by around 60 per cent over time.
Column: Here’s who the Anglo payment may have gone to – and it’s not pretty
There are financial funds which profiteer from troubled nations’ debt – and Ireland has already caught their eye, writes Fergal Browne.
Occupy Finance: Sit-down protest against bondholder payout
Have you spotted other protests today against the payout of €1.25bn to Anglo Irish bondholders? Send your pics to us.
Open thread: What would you do with the €1.25bn Anglo payment?
As the government prepares to pay unsecured Anglo bondholders over a billion today, we’re asking: what would you do with the money?
Government to pay €1.25bn to Anglo bondholders today
The Taoiseach defended the payment in the Dáil yesterday as protests are set to take place in Dublin later today.
Column: Today, we’ll pay €1.25billion to bondholders. This must be stopped
With the country in dire straits, we’re handing the equivalent of Ireland’s entire primary school budget to bondholders. This must end, writes Andy Storey.
ULA to force Dáil vote on burning Anglo bondholders
A motion being debated this evening and tomorrow would see the State back out of repaying bonds and promissory notes.
Noonan to hold talks with ECB chief Mario Draghi
The Finance Minister will try to get a better deal on Ireland’s bailout as he holds talks with the European Central Bank president today.
ECB affirms: Investors won't lend to you if you burn bondholders
The ECB declines to comment on Leo Varadkar’s remarks, but says its stance on Irish burden-sharing is well-known.
Troika warned 'a bomb will go off' in Dublin unless bondholders repaid
Transport Minister Leo Varadkar conveyed the strong words from the Troika partners in an interview last night.
Greek debt talks with bondholders break down unexpectedly
The representative of Greece’s private creditors has left the country.
IMF and ECB divided on whether Ireland should burn bondholders
The IMF says burden-sharing is an option, but the ECB says it’s worried that doing so cause panic to “spill over” to Europe.
Noonan assures German bankers: 'Ireland will not burn senior bondholders'
Michael Noonan tells an audience in Berlin that senior bondholders in banks, or in the Irish state itself, will be repaid in full.
Greece may face full default after talks with bondholders falter
Talks between Greece and its bondholders have “paused for reflection” but may be on the verge of total collapse.
Enda Kenny: Ireland faces huge challenges, but I’m an optimist
The Taoiseach said “slow, painstaking” action was needed to fix our problems – but again ruled out imposing losses on private bondholders.
Read: Full text of Enda Kenny's speech on Ireland's future
The EU, the bailout and the banks – here’s what the Taoiseach had to say…