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#Debt

# debt - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

NAMA redeems €1.5 billion in bonds
# NAMA
# NAMA

NAMA redeems €1.5 billion in bonds

Dec 19th 2012, 6:54 PM 8,290 Views 19 Comments

This means NAMA has reduced its indebtedness by over €5 billion since its establishment three years ago.

Column: What would it take for Ireland to escape the Anglo promissory note?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What would it take for Ireland to escape the Anglo promissory note?

Dec 19th 2012, 7:00 AM 65 Views 70 Comments

Pat Rabbitte has said Ireland won’t make the €3billion payment. But the real situation is much bleaker, writes Sarah McCabe.

# debt - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: 11 tips to avoid getting into debt this Christmas

Dec 18th 2012, 7:30 PM 33 Views 21 Comments

It’s easy for spending to get out of hand at this time of year. Michael Culloty of MABS offers some tips to help rein it in.

# debt - Saturday 15 December, 2012

TD calls on banks to be "more humane and compassionate" with borrowers
# Banks
# Banks

TD calls on banks to be "more humane and compassionate" with borrowers

Dec 15th 2012, 12:17 PM 4,697 Views 57 Comments

Michael McGrath said he hears frequently of cases of suicide in which financial pressures were to the fore.

# debt - Wednesday 12 December, 2012

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes
# Repossession
# Repossession

Government agrees to close loophole preventing banks repossessing homes

Dec 12th 2012, 3:31 PM 10,185 Views 66 Comments

The agreement was made in a memorandum sent by Finance Minister Michael Noonan to the Troika.

# debt - Tuesday 11 December, 2012

Court registered judgements against debtors top €1 billion in 2012
# Debt
# Debt

Court registered judgements against debtors top €1 billion in 2012

Dec 11th 2012, 2:33 PM 5,286 Views 10 Comments

The value of judgements against commercial debtros increased by 554 per cent to almost €293 million.

# debt - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Shatter welcomes AIB comments on mortgage write-offs
# Debt
# Debt

Shatter welcomes AIB comments on mortgage write-offs

Dec 8th 2012, 3:22 PM 12,350 Views 85 Comments

The Justice Minister has said that the personal insolvency bill will be enacted through both Oireachtas houses by 20 December and will become operative next year.

# debt - Friday 7 December, 2012

Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Four years of crisis, and still no clear deal on mortgage debt

Dec 7th 2012, 9:00 PM 32 Views 94 Comments

The failings of Government to take simple steps to help mortgage holders has caused further damage – and the Insolvency Bill is by no means our saviour, writes David Hall.

# debt - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey
# Savings
# Savings

Almost half of people are not saving at all - survey

Dec 2nd 2012, 1:43 PM 8,293 Views 42 Comments

When asked what consumers will do with spare cash, half said they would use it to pay off debt.

# debt - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

Survey: Almost half of primary schools in deficit
# Schools
# Schools

Survey: Almost half of primary schools in deficit

Nov 27th 2012, 6:35 PM 4,462 Views 17 Comments

According to the survey, 22 per cent of schools are breaking even, while 93 per cent receive a minor works grants for repairs.

# debt - Monday 26 November, 2012

Eurozone finance ministers meet (yet again) to try to fix Greece
# Debt Mountain
# Debt Mountain

Eurozone finance ministers meet (yet again) to try to fix Greece

Nov 26th 2012, 10:16 AM 2,556 Views 8 Comments

This will be the third time in two weeks that finance ministers from across the EU will meet to deal with the the threat of bankruptcy for Greece.

# debt - Wednesday 14 November, 2012

Clashes erupt in Europe anti-austerity protests
# Protests
# Protests

Clashes erupt in Europe anti-austerity protests

Nov 14th 2012, 9:29 PM 6,731 Views 93 Comments

Millions of workers across Europe rallied together today in strikes and rallies to protest against any further austerity measures.

# debt - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

EU says deal on Basel III bank rules possible next month
# Banking
# Banking

EU says deal on Basel III bank rules possible next month

Nov 13th 2012, 7:19 PM 3,236 Views 6 Comments

Cyprus says it hopes to see a deal in December on new Basel III rules for regulating banks.

# debt - Monday 12 November, 2012

Spain freezes home evictions in worst cases
# Spain
# Spain

Spain freezes home evictions in worst cases

Nov 12th 2012, 3:50 PM 6,081 Views 23 Comments

The move comes after two suicides by indebted homeowners in the country who were facing eviction.

One quarter of Irish people ‘will be paying for Christmas’ in New Year
# Debt
# Debt

One quarter of Irish people ‘will be paying for Christmas’ in New Year

Nov 12th 2012, 8:15 AM 3,745 Views 26 Comments

Only two out of five of us will be able to get through Christmas just on our regular income – although credit card use is set to drop, according to Irish credit unions.

# debt - Friday 9 November, 2012

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter
# CSO
# CSO

Disposable income and household savings up in second quarter

Nov 9th 2012, 11:34 AM 4,350 Views 42 Comments

The CSO said savings were primarily used to pay down debt and fund property investment.

# debt - Wednesday 7 November, 2012

Greek protests erupt into violence ahead of austerity vote
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Greek protests erupt into violence ahead of austerity vote

Nov 7th 2012, 9:33 PM 5,813 Views 82 Comments

More than 80,000 people took part in the anti-austerity protest in Athens ahead of a crucial parliamentary vote on new spending cuts.

# debt - Thursday 1 November, 2012

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today
# Diplomatic Relations
# Diplomatic Relations

Guten Morgen: Enda Kenny to meet Angela Merkel in Berlin today

Nov 1st 2012, 6:45 AM 3,607 Views 59 Comments

The two will have a lot to talk about.

# debt - Wednesday 24 October, 2012

NAMA CEO expresses "anger and disappointment" in former employee
# NAMA
# NAMA

NAMA CEO expresses "anger and disappointment" in former employee

Oct 24th 2012, 3:29 PM 8,214 Views 0 Comments

Chairman of the agency Frank Daly said the former employee removed data from NAMA including loans acquired by the agency.

# debt - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private

Oct 23rd 2012, 11:30 AM 3,908 Views 91 Comments

Brian Hayes said that outlining Ireland’s negotiating position in public would not be “very clever from the country’s perspective.

# debt - Thursday 18 October, 2012

Ireland's cost of borrowing stable as €500 million raised on markets
# Markets
# Markets

Ireland's cost of borrowing stable as €500 million raised on markets

Oct 18th 2012, 12:41 PM 4,224 Views 23 Comments

The auction was oversubscribed and the cost of borrowing remained at 0.7 per cent.

# debt - Tuesday 16 October, 2012

Portugal government faces backlash over austerity
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal government faces backlash over austerity

Oct 16th 2012, 2:22 PM 3,205 Views 28 Comments

Demonstrators gathered outside Parliament after the Finance Minister announced his plans to introduce steep tax increases.

Department of Finance head: Debt should be written off for those who really can't pay
# Debt
# Debt

Department of Finance head: Debt should be written off for those who really can't pay

Oct 16th 2012, 1:00 PM 7,722 Views 98 Comments

John Moran tells the Irish Bankers’ Federation that merely not calling in debts won’t cut it – they need to be removed totally.

# debt - Thursday 11 October, 2012

S&P downgrades Spain two notches
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

S&P downgrades Spain two notches

Oct 11th 2012, 7:54 AM 2,866 Views 23 Comments

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been cut to just one level above “junk” grade debt – which could see Madrid’s borrowing costs skyrocketing to untenable levels.

# debt - Monday 8 October, 2012

Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative
# Already?
# Already?

Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative

Oct 8th 2012, 10:40 PM 6,060 Views 13 Comments

Moody’s said that a ‘weakening in the political commitment’ among eurozone states towards the ESM would have negative implications.

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Tetris

Oct 8th 2012, 8:03 PM 12,125 Views 10 Comments

Here are the things we learned, shared and loved today.

# debt - Monday 1 October, 2012

# debt - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story

Sep 29th 2012, 8:05 AM 18 Views 57 Comments

Roisin Shortall’s resignation dominated the news this week – which may be a relief for some in Government.

# debt - Friday 28 September, 2012

France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires
# Tax The Rich
# Tax The Rich

France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires

Sep 28th 2012, 1:19 PM 9,704 Views 78 Comments

France unveiled the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts ever seen in the country during an economic downturn.

# debt - Wednesday 19 September, 2012

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Making employers pay for sick leave is simply not fair

Sep 19th 2012, 9:30 PM 157 Views 62 Comments

Placing social welfare costs onto businesses is an additional burden on employers and will result in job losses writes Ian Martin.

# debt - Sunday 16 September, 2012

Deloitte director Lorcan O'Connor to head Ireland's insolvency service
# Insolvency Bill
# Insolvency Bill

Deloitte director Lorcan O'Connor to head Ireland's insolvency service

Sep 16th 2012, 12:58 PM 6,815 Views 13 Comments

Justice and Equality Minister Alan Shatter announced the appointment this afternoon.

# debt - Monday 3 September, 2012

AIB hits back at claims it 'harassed and intimidated' Ivan Yates
# Ivan Yates
# Ivan Yates

AIB hits back at claims it 'harassed and intimidated' Ivan Yates

Sep 3rd 2012, 6:39 PM 15,024 Views 77 Comments

The bankrupt former government minister and Newstalk presenter was heavily critical of the bank in a newspaper interview at the weekend.

# debt - Friday 31 August, 2012

Six companies collapsed each day this month
# Companies
# Companies

Six companies collapsed each day this month

Aug 31st 2012, 12:25 PM 4,410 Views 30 Comments

Figures show there was in increase in the number of start-ups this year but the net loss was still 480 businesses.

# debt - Monday 27 August, 2012

Italy's electoral law increases market fears
# Italy
# Italy

Italy's electoral law increases market fears

Aug 27th 2012, 5:42 PM 4,121 Views 1 Comment

The current system allows party leaders to pick and choose the list of candidates the electorate can vote for and guarantees a strong majority in parliament for the winning party.

# debt - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet
# Tough Times
# Tough Times

Mortgage arrears in Ireland rise to highest level yet

Aug 23rd 2012, 11:36 AM 4,803 Views 43 Comments

New figures from the Central Bank illustrate the deepening mortgage crisis in Ireland with almost 130,000 in arrears.

Father of five barricades farm after eviction notice
# Eviction
# Eviction

Father of five barricades farm after eviction notice

Aug 23rd 2012, 6:45 AM 15,066 Views 126 Comments

Seamus Sherlock, ‘Life After Debt’ campaigner, said he feels like the bank is trying to ‘make an example’ of him.

# debt - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Lennon: Ki sale to help fund Celtic debt
# Pay The Piper
From The42
# Pay The Piper

Lennon: Ki sale to help fund Celtic debt

Aug 21st 2012, 2:04 PM 856 Views 2 Comments

The Celtic boss is hoping his club will receive £6M for the South Korean, but doesn’t expect to reinvest it.

# debt - Friday 3 August, 2012

Polish MP calls on Spain to repay centuries-old loan
# Friend In Need...
# Friend In Need...

Polish MP calls on Spain to repay centuries-old loan

Aug 3rd 2012, 3:56 PM 10,758 Views 109 Comments

Gold ducat loan taken out by King Philip in the 16th century would be worth €57.4 million in today’s gold prices – and that’s before interest.

# debt - Thursday 2 August, 2012

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?
# ECB
# ECB

Spain's debt: will ECB start buying bonds again?

Aug 2nd 2012, 7:39 AM 2,188 Views 8 Comments

ECB set for crucial meeting today over eurozone debt crisis.

# debt - Sunday 29 July, 2012

Auditors to stay in Greece until new reforms are ready
# Greece
# Greece

Auditors to stay in Greece until new reforms are ready

Jul 29th 2012, 7:03 PM 2,957 Views 17 Comments

Auditors from the EU, IMF and the European Central Bank are to stay in Greece until a credible reform programme is formed.