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#Debt

# debt - Friday 30 January, 2015

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone
# In The Red
# In The Red

Irish people easily have the worst mortgage debts in the eurozone

Jan 30th 2015, 8:54 AM 16,170 Views 70 Comments

CSO figures also revealed that young people are carrying too much debt.

# debt - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

Thinking of going bankrupt? It's a lot cheaper than it used to be...
# Insolvency
# Insolvency

Thinking of going bankrupt? It's a lot cheaper than it used to be...

Jan 14th 2015, 11:18 AM 9,814 Views 9 Comments

The cost is now less than a fifth what it was two years ago.

# debt - Thursday 8 January, 2015

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years
# Hey Big Spender
# Hey Big Spender

Irish consumers had their best Christmas for seven years

Jan 8th 2015, 2:08 PM 9,443 Views 27 Comments

New figures today also show an increase of 6.4% in retail sales over the course of the year.

# debt - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

Ireland sold bonds worth €4 billion today
# Going Like Hotcakes
# Going Like Hotcakes

Ireland sold bonds worth €4 billion today

Jan 7th 2015, 9:15 PM 12,178 Views 40 Comments

A good day’s work, says the Finance Minister.

# debt - Tuesday 6 January, 2015

Irish people in debt are still looking to the UK to fix their money problems
# Bankruptcy
# Bankruptcy

Irish people in debt are still looking to the UK to fix their money problems

Jan 6th 2015, 6:30 AM 7,554 Views 25 Comments

Only 311 insolvency applications have been approved to date in Ireland.

# debt - Friday 5 December, 2014

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas
# Debt
# Debt

Families turning to moneylenders charging up to 200% interest ahead of Christmas

Dec 5th 2014, 7:30 AM 5,812 Views 18 Comments

The majority of loans taken out this time last year were to cover debts consumers already had.

# debt - Monday 24 November, 2014

These photos of a Spanish woman being evicted are heartbreaking
# Debt Collectors
# Debt Collectors

These photos of a Spanish woman being evicted are heartbreaking

Nov 24th 2014, 7:54 PM 35,145 Views 82 Comments

A football team has offered to help the 85-year-old.

# debt - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'
# Report Card
# Report Card

'The IMF did not sufficiently tailor its advice to countries during the crisis'

Nov 4th 2014, 8:13 PM 9,865 Views 28 Comments

An IMF internal review finds that some European authorities thought it was “inappropriate” for the IMF to be seated at the negotiating table.

# debt - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money

Oct 12th 2014, 9:00 PM 29,376 Views 38 Comments

Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…

# debt - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country
# Bond Holders
# Bond Holders

Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country

Sep 10th 2014, 7:47 PM 5,413 Views 6 Comments

The nominal value of outstanding Government bonds now stands at €112,240 million.

# debt - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

James Reilly offloads nursing home debt burden
# Free At Last
# Free At Last

James Reilly offloads nursing home debt burden

Sep 9th 2014, 1:20 PM 12,307 Views 14 Comments

A group of investors that includes the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will clear the €1.9 million debt they were made to pay in a 2012 commercial court ruling.

# debt - Friday 5 September, 2014

SMEs dipping back into loans from 'bailed-out banks'
# Falling Debt
# Falling Debt

SMEs dipping back into loans from 'bailed-out banks'

Sep 5th 2014, 3:28 PM 5,618 Views 6 Comments

But total borrowings for small business are still headed south.

# debt - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

Michael Noonan's going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions
# This Charming Man
# This Charming Man

Michael Noonan's going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

Sep 2nd 2014, 5:18 PM 10,440 Views 45 Comments

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

# debt - Friday 29 August, 2014

Irish aversion to debt is "most disappointing" aspect of recovery
# Borrower Nor A Lender
# Borrower Nor A Lender

Irish aversion to debt is "most disappointing" aspect of recovery

Aug 29th 2014, 3:36 PM 17,653 Views 38 Comments

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.

# debt - Monday 25 August, 2014

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs
# Tackling Debt
# Tackling Debt

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs

Aug 25th 2014, 3:00 PM 5,108 Views 3 Comments

ISME is to run a series of free advice sessions for struggling business owners.

Ulster Bank is feeling good about the economy - and predicting 3.1% growth this year
# Looking Up
# Looking Up

Ulster Bank is feeling good about the economy - and predicting 3.1% growth this year

Aug 25th 2014, 11:04 AM 4,753 Views 18 Comments

The bank is predicting a broader based recovery, with jobs outside Dublin on the cards.

# debt - Sunday 24 August, 2014

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?
# Budget 2015
# Budget 2015

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?

Aug 24th 2014, 8:45 AM 12,773 Views 69 Comments

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the issue of Ireland’s ‘unsustainable’ debt.

# debt - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting
# Debt Hangover
# Debt Hangover

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting

Aug 20th 2014, 12:58 PM 5,198 Views 4 Comments

Jobs in the SME sector could be threatened by bad property debts, according to the Central Bank.

# debt - Friday 8 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday
# 9 At 9
# 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Friday

Aug 8th 2014, 8:21 AM 9,199 Views 5 Comments

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# debt - Friday 1 August, 2014

The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking
# Inbox Me
# Inbox Me

The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking

Aug 1st 2014, 12:09 PM 4,858 Views 1 Comment

This was the week in business.

# debt - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP
# It Gets Better
# It Gets Better

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP

Jul 29th 2014, 5:29 PM 8,792 Views 37 Comments

That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.

# debt - Monday 14 July, 2014

Insolvency service seals threefold increase in debt arrangements
# Debt Problems
# Debt Problems

Insolvency service seals threefold increase in debt arrangements

Jul 14th 2014, 12:18 PM 4,577 Views 13 Comments

Although coming off a low base, the insolvency service is happy to see growth.

# debt - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt

Jul 12th 2014, 8:05 AM 133 Views 128 Comments

Politicians are bemoaning the fact that older people might now have to carry debt onto their pension books – but that’s the risk of re-mortgaging.

# debt - Monday 30 June, 2014

Sell your house, bring the negative equity with you - is the new AIB mortgage plan a good one?
# Positive Negative
# Positive Negative

Sell your house, bring the negative equity with you - is the new AIB mortgage plan a good one?

Jun 30th 2014, 5:05 PM 21,493 Views 78 Comments

The bank has launched a new product that will help people in negative equity move – but they’ll take the debt with them.

# debt - Friday 27 June, 2014

O'Reilly fails to slow AIB's asset pursuit over €22 million debt
# Hard Times
# Hard Times

O'Reilly fails to slow AIB's asset pursuit over €22 million debt

Jun 27th 2014, 1:26 PM 7,656 Views 0 Comments

The one-time Heinz chairman has failed to slow down the banks pursuit of his assets.

# debt - Saturday 21 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial
# Banking Inquiry
# Banking Inquiry

Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial

Jun 21st 2014, 9:50 AM 6 Views 18 Comments

This ‘inquiry’ has no credibility whatsoever and a decent opposition would have resigned en masse in protest.

# debt - Friday 20 June, 2014

NAMA completes largest ever loan transaction at €5.6bn
# Sold
# Sold

NAMA completes largest ever loan transaction at €5.6bn

Jun 20th 2014, 10:21 PM 14,390 Views 20 Comments

It consisted mostly of loans secured on assets in Northern Ireland.

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?
# National Debt
# National Debt

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

Jun 20th 2014, 1:00 PM 264 Views 43 Comments

We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?

# debt - Thursday 19 June, 2014

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt
# Austerity
# Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Jun 19th 2014, 8:00 AM 25 Views 84 Comments

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# debt - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business
# Rural Towns
# Rural Towns

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

Jun 18th 2014, 8:00 AM 524 Views 17 Comments

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# debt - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Think you're in debt? Try being an Irish hotel, they collectively owe €5.3bn
# Cashflow
# Cashflow

Think you're in debt? Try being an Irish hotel, they collectively owe €5.3bn

Jun 10th 2014, 10:07 AM 10,727 Views 30 Comments

And it’s stopping them renovating.

# debt - Monday 2 June, 2014

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report
# Rein It In
# Rein It In

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

Jun 2nd 2014, 6:25 PM 14,363 Views 100 Comments

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# debt - Thursday 22 May, 2014

Ireland got 'stuffed' on banking debt - Martin Wolf
# Debt Hangover
# Debt Hangover

Ireland got 'stuffed' on banking debt - Martin Wolf

May 22nd 2014, 7:30 AM 13,478 Views 50 Comments

The Financial Times columnist says that the eurozone is being run for “the benefit of creditors”.

# debt - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Opinion: Don't let the word 'bankruptcy' scare you, it is now a viable option
# Bankruptcy
# Bankruptcy

Opinion: Don't let the word 'bankruptcy' scare you, it is now a viable option

May 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 607 Views 71 Comments

Bankruptcy is a recognition and embrace of failure. If properly understood people can emerge from it stronger than before, writes Ross Maguire SC.

# debt - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life
# Cancer
# Cancer

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life

May 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 17,121 Views 56 Comments

“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”

# debt - Friday 16 May, 2014

Are Irish businesses in better financial health than we thought?
# Better Off Debt
# Better Off Debt

Are Irish businesses in better financial health than we thought?

May 16th 2014, 12:42 PM 7,231 Views 24 Comments

Nearly one third of Irish SMEs carry no debt at all, with only seven per cent carrying debt higher than their turnover.

# debt - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Bank of Ireland: no debt write-downs for small businesses
# Debt Burden
# Debt Burden

Bank of Ireland: no debt write-downs for small businesses

May 14th 2014, 5:54 PM 7,740 Views 26 Comments

As with mortgages, it seems the bank is taking a hard line on debt forgiveness.

# debt - Thursday 8 May, 2014

Ireland's household debt dropped by €2.4 billion in three months
# Improvement
# Improvement

Ireland's household debt dropped by €2.4 billion in three months

May 8th 2014, 5:41 PM 12,826 Views 122 Comments

New figures from the Central Bank show we’re paying down debt at the fastest rate since 2012.

# debt - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Noonan says SME debt is being 'sorted out'
# Restructuring
# Restructuring

Noonan says SME debt is being 'sorted out'

May 7th 2014, 11:23 AM 4,312 Views 20 Comments

The Minister for Finance said SME debt is ‘far down’ the list of concerns in comparison to national debt.

# debt - Friday 2 May, 2014

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse
# Hospitality
# Hospitality

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse

May 2nd 2014, 7:45 AM 13,519 Views 44 Comments

The construction industry and retail sector are not doing too great either, according to credit-risk analysts.