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#Debt

# debt - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Honohan "not happy" about mortgage sales to vulture funds
# Vulture Culture
# Vulture Culture

Honohan "not happy" about mortgage sales to vulture funds

Apr 30th 2014, 4:32 PM 9,566 Views 23 Comments

Central Bank governor says he told the Government of his concerns over protections for mortgage holders.

Stay the course on austerity, warns Honohan
# Not Over Yet
# Not Over Yet

Stay the course on austerity, warns Honohan

Apr 30th 2014, 1:00 PM 5,384 Views 48 Comments

Honohan warns that deviation from the current path would be “folly”.

# debt - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits
# Opinion
# Opinion

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

Apr 20th 2014, 8:30 AM 294 Views 44 Comments

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# debt - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'
# Debt
# Debt

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is 'comfortable'

Apr 10th 2014, 5:05 PM 19,011 Views 122 Comments

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens
# Greece
# Greece

Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens

Apr 10th 2014, 9:34 AM 5,247 Views 21 Comments

The explosion came as Greece prepared to return to bond markets. No one was injured in the incident.

# debt - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year
# Debt
# Debt

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

Apr 9th 2014, 4:05 PM 14,434 Views 66 Comments

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners 'down the river' - Donnelly
# Arrears
# Arrears

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners 'down the river' - Donnelly

Apr 9th 2014, 1:18 PM 10,715 Views 41 Comments

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly accused the government of failing to take the welfare of “tens of thousands of men, women and children” into account when selling mortgage loans to US hedge funds.

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank
# Debt
# Debt

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Apr 9th 2014, 11:32 AM 6,715 Views 21 Comments

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.

# debt - Thursday 3 April, 2014

Just four mortgage deals have been completed by the Insolvency Service
# Debt Relief
# Debt Relief

Just four mortgage deals have been completed by the Insolvency Service

Apr 3rd 2014, 8:05 AM 6,343 Views 38 Comments

66 people have been made bankrupt in 2014 so far, more than all of last year.

# debt - Thursday 13 March, 2014

Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt

Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt

Mar 13th 2014, 10:48 AM 6,996 Views 19 Comments

The yield of 2.967% is less than was previously expected.

# debt - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?
# Debt Woes
# Debt Woes

Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?

Mar 12th 2014, 8:00 AM 32 Views 27 Comments

A stand-off between debtors and creditors has led to a slow down in formal insolvency arrangements, write Anthony Joyce and Karl Deeter.

# debt - Friday 7 March, 2014

A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009
# Debt
# Debt

A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009

Mar 7th 2014, 10:31 PM 6,156 Views 15 Comments

Piraeus Bank SA requires more than €6 billion worth of capital.

# debt - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts
# Debt Ratio
# Debt Ratio

Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts

Jan 22nd 2014, 4:12 PM 8,466 Views 26 Comments

Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.

# debt - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday
# The 9 At 9
# The 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Jan 21st 2014, 8:56 AM 7,816 Views 0 Comments

Good morning! Here are nine things you need to know as you start your day…

# debt - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid
# Election 2014
# Election 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid

Jan 19th 2014, 8:45 AM 9,922 Views 45 Comments

Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.

# debt - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

Carl Scarpa to exit examinership and save jobs but two stores will close
# Carl Scarpa
# Carl Scarpa

Carl Scarpa to exit examinership and save jobs but two stores will close

Jan 14th 2014, 5:56 PM 11,202 Views 2 Comments

The Blanchardstown and Belfast stores will shut but 68 out of 80 at risk roles will remain.

# debt - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Why the world’s saying ‘Ireland is back’
# Back In Business
# Back In Business

Why the world’s saying ‘Ireland is back’

Jan 8th 2014, 6:45 AM 26,079 Views 127 Comments

Following yesterday’s successful debt sale the world’s media is clamouring to say why we’re back in business.

# debt - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Thousands asked for help from insolvency service in its first months
# Debt
# Debt

Thousands asked for help from insolvency service in its first months

Dec 26th 2013, 7:45 AM 4,774 Views 17 Comments

In the first three months of the ISI’s existence, it was inundated with calls and emails.

# debt - Friday 20 December, 2013

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso
# Eurozone Crisis
# Eurozone Crisis

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso

Dec 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 16,269 Views 220 Comments

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# debt - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Dec 18th 2013, 7:00 AM 62 Views 9 Comments

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# debt - Thursday 12 December, 2013

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders
# Christmas Cost
# Christmas Cost

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

Dec 12th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,129 Views 42 Comments

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# debt - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Column: The governments controlling the euro are no friends of Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The governments controlling the euro are no friends of Ireland

Dec 5th 2013, 7:00 AM 29 Views 73 Comments

Isn’t it reasonable to ask why we are destroying ourselves to save a system that has failed us – and offers only further suffering into the future? The Ballyhea campaign group is highlighting Ireland’s debt injustice, writes Rory Hearne.

# debt - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

Four A|wear stores remain open following examiner appointment
# Examinership
# Examinership

Four A|wear stores remain open following examiner appointment

Dec 3rd 2013, 3:38 PM 20,177 Views 11 Comments

Following the fashion chain entering receivership, stores in Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Grafton Street and Sligo are still trading.

New bankruptcy rules to be signed into law by Minister Shatter today
# Bankruptcy
# Bankruptcy

New bankruptcy rules to be signed into law by Minister Shatter today

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:48 AM 4,270 Views 15 Comments

The new procedures reduce the term of bankruptcy in Ireland from 12 years to three.

Iceland to write €24,000 off every household mortgage
# Land Of Frost And Fire
# Land Of Frost And Fire

Iceland to write €24,000 off every household mortgage

Dec 3rd 2013, 10:14 AM 33,495 Views 95 Comments

Despite international opposition, the Reykjavik government will press ahead with the debt relief plan.

# debt - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Column: The pain of debt is not quick – it is a ceiling that lowers inch by crucifying inch
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The pain of debt is not quick – it is a ceiling that lowers inch by crucifying inch

Dec 1st 2013, 7:30 PM 99 Views 52 Comments

What is debt, and why do we all buy into this debt culture? Jillian Godsil discusses her own financial problems and the unsustainable status quo of modern Ireland.

# debt - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Additional consumer protections for debt management firms published
# Debt
# Debt

Additional consumer protections for debt management firms published

Nov 26th 2013, 7:16 PM 2,795 Views 6 Comments

The draft paper proposes debt management firms should provide more information to customers about the service they offer and their charges.

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

Nov 26th 2013, 12:55 PM 13,770 Views 80 Comments

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

85 per cent in debt deals are families with children
# Personal Insolvency
# Personal Insolvency

85 per cent in debt deals are families with children

Nov 26th 2013, 11:32 AM 4,915 Views 29 Comments

In the first 20 deals, one quarter voluntarily handed the keys to their property over to the bank.

# debt - Friday 22 November, 2013

Nick Leeson: Positive talk sounds hollow in the corridors of power
# Opinion
# Opinion

Nick Leeson: Positive talk sounds hollow in the corridors of power

Nov 22nd 2013, 7:00 AM 18 Views 22 Comments

Talking up the state of the economy got us into this mess in the first place – but things are not looking up for the average man and woman.

# debt - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.
# Column
# Column

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Nov 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 27 Views 91 Comments

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

# debt - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Column: We won’t give up the fight for international debt justice
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We won’t give up the fight for international debt justice

Nov 7th 2013, 7:15 AM 16 Views 14 Comments

We are paying off debts that are not our own – but through consistent, popular resistance, our society can be free of this crisis, writes Nessa Ní Chasaide.

# debt - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Column: We hope to ease the enormous pressure placed on mortgage holders
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: We hope to ease the enormous pressure placed on mortgage holders

Nov 5th 2013, 12:45 PM 20 Views 76 Comments

A new initiative spearheaded by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation aims to help these borrowers and others who are reluctant to engage with the banks, writes Dr Constantin Gurdgiev.

# debt - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'
# ESM
# ESM

Paschal Donohoe: 'The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers'

Oct 27th 2013, 3:32 PM 7,007 Views 41 Comments

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

# debt - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Latest CSO stats show improvement in Government deficit
# DEFICIT FIGURES
# DEFICIT FIGURES

Latest CSO stats show improvement in Government deficit

Oct 23rd 2013, 3:55 PM 5,749 Views 25 Comments

The General Government Deficit for the second quarter was 6 per cent of GDP.

# debt - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

Oct 16th 2013, 9:30 PM 17,156 Views 27 Comments

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

# debt - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Markets wobble as US debt talks falter
# Debt Ceiling
# Debt Ceiling

Markets wobble as US debt talks falter

Oct 15th 2013, 9:29 PM 5,556 Views 18 Comments

Fitch has placed the US credit rating on a Negative Watch, as the stock market fell today.

# debt - Saturday 12 October, 2013

How 9 countries saw inflation evolve into hyperinflation
# Fiat Currency
# Fiat Currency

How 9 countries saw inflation evolve into hyperinflation

Oct 12th 2013, 10:00 AM 14,424 Views 29 Comments

These crises mostly occurred after World War II, and in Latin American during the 1980s. Here’s why.

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners
# Insolvency
# Insolvency

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Oct 12th 2013, 7:00 AM 8,491 Views 41 Comments

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# debt - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection

Oct 2nd 2013, 6:00 PM 428 Views 18 Comments

You don’t have to look too far to see the consequences of bad financial advice in Ireland – and yet anyone can set themselves up as an accountant, without education, qualifications or experience, writes Joe Aherne.