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#Debt

# debt - Friday 30 January, 2015

Rolling in it - the richest counties in Ireland are...
# Loadsamoney
# Loadsamoney

Rolling in it - the richest counties in Ireland are...

Jan 30th 2015, 5:15 PM 56,696 Views 32 Comments

Latest figures from the CSO highlight worrying levels of indebtedness in the east of the country…

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 16,209 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 9,839 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 9,453 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 12,183 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 7,561 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 5,826 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 35,156 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 9,882 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 29,387 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 5,414 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 12,321 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 5,629 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 10,447 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 17,668 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 5,112 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 4,756 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 12,784 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 5,208 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

# 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 4,866 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 8,807 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 4,581 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 172 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 21,517 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 7,671 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 10 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 14,406 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 281 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 34 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 548 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 10,738 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 14,375 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 13,499 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 641 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 17,138 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 7,236 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 7,749 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 12,827 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 4,319 Views 20 Comments

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