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# ecb - Wednesday 25 November, 2020

Hopes for a swift economic recovery in 2021 have faded, says ECB

A resurgence of the virus has weakened euro area growth forecasts.

# ecb - Sunday 24 May, 2020

Explainer: Everything you've always wanted to know about bonds but were afraid to ask

The National Treasury Management Agency auctioned €1.5 billion of Irish government bonds last week.

# ecb - Friday 8 May, 2020

Top EU court hits back at German ruling on €2 trillion bond-buying scheme

The European Court of Justice warns the decision could jeopardise EU legal unity.

# ecb - Wednesday 11 March, 2020

'Economic shock' of Covid-19: Some central banks cut interest rates as Lagarde raises spectre of 2008

The economic effects of coronavirus can be mitigated “if we handle it well,” according to the Bank of England.

# ecb - Wednesday 21 February, 2018

Minister concedes homeowners who engaged with PTSB may not have deals honoured

PTSB, which is 75% State owned, has been defending its plan to sell off a book of non-performing loans.

# ecb - Monday 19 February, 2018

He was the frontrunner, but now Ireland has withdrawn Philip Lane as a candidate for top ECB job

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe said he didn’t want the candidacy of Lane to be a “source of disagreement”.

# ecb - Friday 2 December, 2016

Europe raises concerns about lack of housing in Ireland

The European Commission and ECB say “recent price and rent increases have drawn attention to persistent housing supply bottlenecks”.

# ecb - Tuesday 4 October, 2016

Trichet's Corn: Yanis Varoufakis says the ECB are as bad as the British during the Famine

Charles Trevelyan is one of the most vilified figures in Irish history but Varoufakis sees parallels in the ECB’s Jean-Claude Trichet.

# ecb - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'Good for Ireland': Germany's top court rules that the ECB can 'print money'

The challenge to the bond-buying plan could have ended the single currency.

# ecb - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

The €500 banknote looks set for the chop - but some Germans aren't happy

The note is known as a ‘Bin Laden’ because of its associations with crime.

# ecb - Sunday 6 March, 2016

After five long years, Ballyhea will march to say “No” for final time today

Their campaign will continue, however.

# ecb - Thursday 3 December, 2015

This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown

The ECB cut a key interest rate to a new record low for the region today.

# ecb - Monday 23 November, 2015

The poor euro is getting pummelled again

Things were looking OK there for a while.

# ecb - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis

But it has been a good few years to be Dutch, Belgian or Danish.

# ecb - Friday 14 August, 2015

Tsipras 'doesn't regret' leading Greece into third multi-billion euro bailout

The country’s parliament has approved the deal after all-night talks.

# ecb - Tuesday 21 July, 2015

Greece latest: Government wants final deal by 20 August

Politicians are due to vote on a second batch of reforms tomorrow in a fresh test of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ authority.

# ecb - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

# ecb - Saturday 18 July, 2015

'Giving another bailout to Greece is like giving money to a drug addict'

“Maybe [Tsipras] didn’t really have a plan.”

# ecb - Friday 10 July, 2015

Greece latest: Eurozone ministers to make 'major' decision tomorrow

The country is looking for a €53 billion bailout.

# ecb - Sunday 5 July, 2015

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Greece accept the terms of a new bailout?

Nai or oxi?

# ecb - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Greece has another €10.3 billion in debt due in 2015

And you thought your debts were bad.

# ecb - Thursday 25 June, 2015

Patrick Honohan: Brian Lenihan was "very cross" before I made THAT phonecall

“I knew they wouldn’t be all that happy that I made the announcement, but I didn’t realise they’d be so unhappy.”

Is Greece about to kiss the euro goodbye?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ecb - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group' Banking Inquiry This post contains videos

Revealed: The Department of Finance's secret 'Johnny Logan working group'

A former senior finance official has revealed secret plans were made in case Ireland defaulted from the euro.

# ecb - Tuesday 23 June, 2015

'The last thing the government wants to see is Greece get a better deal than they could'

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ecb - Monday 22 June, 2015

Enda Kenny says he believes a deal is possible for Greece

Finance Minister Michael Noonan earlier said he wasn’t optimistic a deal could be reached today.

# ecb - Friday 19 June, 2015

Ireland is now really thinking about what happens if Greece leaves the eurozone

The government has confirmed talks with the Central Bank and the NTMA about the implications of Greece exiting the eurozone.

Greek banks could be just days away from running out of money

The European Central Bank is due to hold an emergency meeting this morning.

# ecb - Thursday 18 June, 2015

'People want the drama of overpaid bankers and reckless developers, but it's not that simple'

A former top official at the Department of Finance said we are leaving our children with a huge bill.

# ecb - Tuesday 19 May, 2015

Will this man finally get tough with banks if they don't drop mortgage rates?

The Finance Minister has been meeting with lenders.

# ecb - Wednesday 13 May, 2015

Greece just slid back into recession

It’s the first time since late 2013 that the country’s economy has been in decline.

# ecb - Thursday 30 April, 2015

Paddy's day has come: Ireland's top banker to announce early retirement

Patrick Honohan is leaving his position a year ahead of schedule.

Will this man tell us why taxpayers had to repay bondholders?

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# ecb - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Glitterbombing woman calls for 'end to ECB dictatorship'

That’s one way to make your point.

# ecb - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

People are so mad about the ECB's new headquarters they're burning cars in Germany

Two police officers have also been injured ahead of a massive rally to coincide with the opening of the €1.3 billion skyscraper.

# ecb - Monday 16 March, 2015

These forecasters have some dire predictions for the euro

Put it this way – it’s a good time to be a US tourist in Europe.

# ecb - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Forget those US holidays because the euro could be worth 85c pretty soon

The currency has already hit a new 12-year low today.

# ecb - Monday 9 March, 2015

How much lower can the euro go?

The currency is headed towards equal footing with the US dollar.

Explainer: Why the ECB will be pulling €1.1 TRILLION out of thin air... and what it means for you

The European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion QE plan starts today.

# ecb - Friday 6 March, 2015

The last few days have been pretty brutal for the euro

The ECB will start its €1.1 trillion spending programme on Monday and that’s hitting the currency hard.

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