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Wednesday 8 February 2023 Dublin: 8°C

# Debt deal

All time
# off the table
Joan Burton says questions about bank debt deal are now redundant
That historic 29 June 2012 ‘game changer’ is now a distant memory, it would seem.
# Debt deal
Greek banks to re-open on Monday with a €60 daily withdrawal limit
Nine ministers have been replaced after objecting to the embattled country’s latest bailout.
# do i look fat in this?
Here's what Europe would look like if it were redrawn based on debt per person
Ireland is looking pretty ‘big-boned’…
# New Deal
'Ireland will show solidarity with Greece'
Minister Simon Coveney said Ireland should be be aware of any deals struck with Greece and if they could apply to Ireland.
# 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.
# Bankrupt
New bankruptcy law 'imminent' following country's first debt settlement deal
Under the new laws the period of bankruptcy will be reduced from 12 to three years.
# Debt deal
Most of borrower’s debt written off in first deal under new insolvency regime
The first debt settlement arrangement has been agreed today.
Voices
Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes
Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.
# Open for Business
US employees ordered to return to work today as shut down ends
President Barack Obama signed the measure which will raise the debt ceiling and reopen the federal government late last night.
# Debt deal
Allsop signs deal that will stop the auctioning of repossessed homes
A formal agreement with the Irish Mortgage Holder’s Organisation ensures properties where no deal has been struck to sort out mortgage arrears will not be offered for auction.
# Debt deal
Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs
The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.
# Promissory Note
Video: Noonan accuses Donnelly of 'lying', quickly withdraws remark
A debate on the promissory note arrangement saw sharp exchanges between the independent TD and the Finance Minister last night.
# Prom Night
Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal
It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…
Voices
Column: Was the liquidation of IBRC necessary?
Let’s hope IBRC’s liquidation can ultimately be justified – because this type of rush-job smacks of the panicked decisions made in 2008, writes Sarah McCabe.
# Your Say
Poll: Did the government get a good deal on the promissory notes?
The government argues that swapping the €3.06 billion annual payments for long-term bonds is the best we could have got, but others argue we’re still paying the debt. What do you think?
# 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.
# 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
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.
# Martin Schulz
European Parliament president calls for deal on Irish debt before 2013
Martin Schulz told the Dáil the public must have trust in European leaders – who therefore have to act on their promises.
# 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.
# need to know
The Evening Fix...now with added bigamy
The things we learned, loved and shared today…
Voices
Column: Want a debt deal? Then let’s pressure the German MPs opposing it
The future of the euro crisis lies in the hands of small groups of politicians abroad, writes Eamon Ryan. Let’s hope our own leaders recognise this.
# bank debt
Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn
European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.
# Eurozone
Government to focus on 'fleshing out' EU debt deal
It’s not yet clear how much of the €120billion ‘growth pact’ will come to Ireland, Alan Shatter has said.
# bank debt
Shatter plays down German resistance to bank debt deal
The justice minister rejected suggestions that comments from Berlin were a rebuff to Irish hopes of a debt reduction.
# Eurozone
Government urged to follow Spain's lead in EU budget talks
Meanwhile, Olli Rehn dashes any hopes of avoiding paying the €3.1 bn promissory note due on 31 March.
# IOUs
Fianna Fáil accuses Govt of putting debt deal in jeopardy
“All over the place” is how Michael McGrath described Fine Gael and Labour’s handling of the Anglo debt negotiations.
# Debt deal
Noonan says debt restructuring deal is being negotiated
The Finance Minister has confirmed negotiations are underway on a major restructuring of Ireland’s banking debts.
# Debt deal
Senior Irish official says Ireland seeking wider deal to reduce debt burden
The Department of Finance however said it is too early to speculate on the outcome of ongoing discussions.
# Debt deal
Better deal for Ireland if we pass EU referendum? Government says maybe...
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore also said it is “too early” to make a call about whether a referendum will be necessary on the EU budget deal.
# Markets
Markets drop on Greek referendum 'grenade'
Investors react to news that Greece intends to hold a referendum on its latest bailout agreement, despite the unpopularity of the deal.
# China
Don't worry: US VP heads to China after criticism over downgrade
China was less than kind about the US’s recent downgrading by Standard & Poor’s.