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# ecb - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief
# Burning Bondholders
# Burning Bondholders

Paying unguaranteed bondholders was unfair, admits former IMF chief

Dec 19th 2013, 10:55 PM 28,376 Views 177 Comments

Speaking to the IMF, Ajai Chopra went on to say that eurozone partners had stopped Ireland from imposing haircuts on senior creditors.

Bank note computer game winners to receive Mario Draghi signed €5 note
# Competition
# Competition

Bank note computer game winners to receive Mario Draghi signed €5 note

Dec 19th 2013, 6:45 AM 9,762 Views 19 Comments

The new €10 banknote will be unveiled on 13 January 2014.

# ecb - Monday 16 December, 2013

Irish banks still a source of 'some concern' says Mario Draghi
# Banking
# Banking

Irish banks still a source of 'some concern' says Mario Draghi

Dec 16th 2013, 7:58 PM 8,283 Views 53 Comments

He said swift and decisive action is needed to address some of the issues in the Irish banking system.

# ecb - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent
# Super Mario
# Super Mario

Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent

Dec 5th 2013, 1:50 PM 4,158 Views 27 Comments

Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.

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 37 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.

# ecb - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Motion to 'burn the bondholders' defeated in Dáil vote
# Bondholders
# Bondholders

Motion to 'burn the bondholders' defeated in Dáil vote

Nov 27th 2013, 9:46 PM 13,461 Views 107 Comments

The motion was defeated by 77 votes to 40 in the Dáil this evening with Sinn Fein and Independents supporting it and Fine Gael and Labour in opposition.

# ecb - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘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 13,784 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.

# ecb - Friday 15 November, 2013

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Gilmore insists: Bailout exit without credit line was not for political reasons

Nov 15th 2013, 5:04 PM 4,466 Views 68 Comments

The Tánaiste was speaking in London earlier today.

"Keeping a close watch": Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland
# The Exit
# The Exit

"Keeping a close watch": Troika will conduct six-monthly monitoring visits to Ireland

Nov 15th 2013, 8:15 AM 6,288 Views 117 Comments

The president of the Eurogroup said there would be be ongoing twice-yearly checks, but stressed there would be “no measures, just surveillance”.

# ecb - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan

Nov 14th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,813 Views 63 Comments

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

5 reasons why the government decided to exit the bailout and go it alone

Nov 14th 2013, 1:37 PM 17,372 Views 67 Comments

When the bailout ends, Ireland will not avail of a precautionary credit line, but why? Let us explain…

# ecb - 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 34 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.

# ecb - Friday 8 November, 2013

Troika report card: 'Steadfast implementation' but watch for health and mortgages
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Troika report card: 'Steadfast implementation' but watch for health and mortgages

Nov 8th 2013, 1:46 PM 7,084 Views 47 Comments

Budget figures remain on track but “spending control must be maintained, in particular in the healthcare sector” say the EU, ECB and IMF.

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity
# Joseph Stiglitz
# Joseph Stiglitz

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a "lost decade" after austerity

Nov 8th 2013, 12:32 PM 14,264 Views 116 Comments

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

# ecb - Thursday 7 November, 2013

Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to 'vulture capitalists'
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Tánaiste defends Bank of Ireland share sale to 'vulture capitalists'

Nov 7th 2013, 1:48 PM 9,831 Views 46 Comments

He was responding to questions from Tipperary South TD on “vulture capitalists” buying shares in the bank.

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders
# Super Mario
# Super Mario

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders

Nov 7th 2013, 1:06 PM 12,615 Views 106 Comments

ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.

That's all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today
# So Long
# So Long

That's all folks: Troika wrap up their final visit to Ireland today

Nov 7th 2013, 7:41 AM 7,505 Views 74 Comments

Ireland will become the first EU country to exit the bailout process on 15 December.

# ecb - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: 'We gave it to them hard and heavy'
# Troika Talks
# Troika Talks

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: 'We gave it to them hard and heavy'

Oct 31st 2013, 5:03 PM 11,378 Views 82 Comments

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back... as long as they're on their holidays
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Backbench TDs would welcome the Troika back... as long as they're on their holidays

Oct 31st 2013, 11:31 AM 3,728 Views 15 Comments

“They are quite satisfied that their job is done here in Ireland,” one Fine Gael backbencher said after a meeting with the Troika this morning.

# ecb - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Five Irish banks included in ECB stress-test plans
# Banking Sector
# Banking Sector

Five Irish banks included in ECB stress-test plans

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:55 AM 5,544 Views 13 Comments

Bank of Ireland, AIB, Merrill Lynch International Bank, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have all been named on a list of 128 banks to take part in the process.

When Michael met Mario: Noonan in Frankfurt for bailout exit talks with ECB chief
# Let's Talk
# Let's Talk

When Michael met Mario: Noonan in Frankfurt for bailout exit talks with ECB chief

Oct 23rd 2013, 9:30 AM 3,888 Views 25 Comments

Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.

# ecb - Monday 23 September, 2013

ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low

Sep 23rd 2013, 5:35 PM 8,320 Views 21 Comments

Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.

# ecb - Saturday 21 September, 2013

German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target
# ECB
# ECB

German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target

Sep 21st 2013, 3:12 PM 5,778 Views 100 Comments

Jorg Asmussen said he thought Ireland had made significant progress.

# ecb - Monday 16 September, 2013

Bank of England is trying out plastic banknotes - could it happen in Ireland?
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Bank of England is trying out plastic banknotes - could it happen in Ireland?

Sep 16th 2013, 8:00 PM 8,444 Views 42 Comments

Spoiler alert: Not in the near future, at least.

# ecb - Monday 9 September, 2013

'Austerity hawks' want to use Ireland as 'economic experiment' - Gilmore
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

'Austerity hawks' want to use Ireland as 'economic experiment' - Gilmore

Sep 9th 2013, 5:54 PM 9,544 Views 93 Comments

Táinaiste Eamon Gilmore said in an interview with the Financial Times said that the Government will not let others ‘drive the speedometer’ on Irish austerity.

# ecb - Friday 6 September, 2013

ECB holds rates steady but remains 'cautious' about recovery
# Recovery
# Recovery

ECB holds rates steady but remains 'cautious' about recovery

Sep 6th 2013, 10:49 AM 3,324 Views 16 Comments

Yesterday, Mario Draghi said the ECB is alert to geopolitical risks that may come out of the Syrian situation and said that the caution expressed about recovery was warranted.

# ecb - Monday 26 August, 2013

Irish banks becoming less reliant on ECB
# Borrowing
# Borrowing

Irish banks becoming less reliant on ECB

Aug 26th 2013, 12:00 PM 4,828 Views 27 Comments

Our share of ECB funding is now just 5.4 per cent compared to 26.5 per cent immediately after the bailout in November 2010.

# ecb - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Column: The flaw at the heart of the EU? Not prioritising unemployment
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The flaw at the heart of the EU? Not prioritising unemployment

Aug 15th 2013, 7:30 PM 11 Views 40 Comments

The European Union has a single guiding principle: keep inflation down. But that view is far too narrow at a time when the bloc is undergoing an appalling unemployment crisis, writes Tiernan Brady.

# ecb - Friday 9 August, 2013

Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability

Aug 9th 2013, 3:59 PM 9,502 Views 64 Comments

The Central Bank says that mortgage rates in Irish banks have “diverged somewhat” from the ECB over the past year.

# ecb - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year
# Latvia
# Latvia

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year

Jul 10th 2013, 8:15 AM 4,307 Views 22 Comments

The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.

# ecb - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

Troika in town for review... just one more to go
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika in town for review... just one more to go

Jul 9th 2013, 10:43 AM 4,851 Views 25 Comments

The trio of the IMF, ECB and the European Commission return as Ireland’s bond yields continue steady fall.

IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment
# IMF
# IMF

IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment

Jul 9th 2013, 10:25 AM 4,040 Views 20 Comments

The IMF has given four tasks for the eurozone to complete to ensure recovery.

# ecb - Thursday 4 July, 2013

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates
# ECB
# ECB

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates

Jul 4th 2013, 8:45 PM 4,921 Views 48 Comments

Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.

# ecb - Friday 21 June, 2013

Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back
# Retrospective Recapitalisation
# Retrospective Recapitalisation

Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back

Jun 21st 2013, 9:14 AM 8,012 Views 68 Comments

Michael Noonan has explained the significance of last night’s agreement between eurozone finance ministers about the potential retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.

# ecb - Thursday 6 June, 2013

Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low
# Super Mario Land
# Super Mario Land

Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low

Jun 6th 2013, 2:36 PM 6,118 Views 58 Comments

Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.

# ecb - Friday 31 May, 2013

'Blockupy' protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
# Blockupy
# Blockupy

'Blockupy' protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt

May 31st 2013, 3:20 PM 4,574 Views 69 Comments

Demonstrators were expressing concerns about the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity throughout the eurozone.

# ecb - Monday 20 May, 2013

The Evening Fix... now with soccer's next big talent*
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with soccer's next big talent*

May 20th 2013, 6:58 PM 8,396 Views 1 Comment

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

# ecb - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears
# Troika Review
# Troika Review

Troika want banks monitored after 'disappointingly slow start' on arrears

May 9th 2013, 3:55 PM 7,466 Views 49 Comments

The conclusion of the Troika’s tenth review mission to Ireland will result in an estimated €2.4 billion being released.

Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?

May 9th 2013, 7:00 AM 108 Views 105 Comments

Austerity has not worked in Ireland or across the eurozone, writes Joan Collins, who points out that even the architects of our bailout admit it was the wrong path.

# ecb - Wednesday 8 May, 2013

Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products - Fianna Fáil
# ECB
# ECB

Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products - Fianna Fáil

May 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 4,095 Views 34 Comments

Deputy McGrath has called on the Central Bank to force banks to issue a statement following each change to the ECB’s interest rate.