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# ecb - Sunday 3 February, 2013

Everything you need to know about the promissory notes, but were afraid to ask
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Everything you need to know about the promissory notes, but were afraid to ask

Feb 3rd 2013, 8:00 AM 38,024 Views 44 Comments

You have been and will be hearing a lot about promissory notes in the coming weeks but what’s it all about? We’ve taken your questions, come up with some of our own and asked the experts…

# ecb - Friday 1 February, 2013

Stephen Donnelly: I put your questions to the Troika. Here's what they said
# Your Questions
# Your Questions

Stephen Donnelly: I put your questions to the Troika. Here's what they said

Feb 1st 2013, 6:51 PM 30,259 Views 149 Comments

The independent Wicklow TD met the Troika today, with YOUR questions in hand. Here’s what he was told.

Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment
# Promissory Note
# Promissory Note

Technical Group to force Dáil vote on promissory note repayment

Feb 1st 2013, 5:57 PM 6,489 Views 78 Comments

15 TDs, led by Shane Ross, have tabled a motion calling for a public assertion that Ireland won’t make the next repayment.

# ecb - Thursday 31 January, 2013

Irish banks continue to wean off ECB's funding
# ECB
# ECB

Irish banks continue to wean off ECB's funding

Jan 31st 2013, 3:33 PM 4,373 Views 11 Comments

The latest figures show usage of the ECB’s refinancing facilities by the Irish covered banks dropped €13 billion in December.

# ecb - Wednesday 30 January, 2013

Noonan still chasing 'good deal' in promissory note talks
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Noonan still chasing 'good deal' in promissory note talks

Jan 30th 2013, 7:34 PM 5,531 Views 87 Comments

The finance minister says saying the deal is dead is “premature”, but vows: Ireland “is not going to default.”

# ecb - Tuesday 29 January, 2013

Taoiseach still 'confident' of promissory note deal by March
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Taoiseach still 'confident' of promissory note deal by March

Jan 29th 2013, 4:18 PM 4,352 Views 62 Comments

Ireland is due to pay €3.06 billion in 60 days’ time – but Enda Kenny remains positive that a deal can be reached.

# ecb - Monday 28 January, 2013

Open thread: What do you want to know about the promissory notes issue?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Open thread: What do you want to know about the promissory notes issue?

Jan 28th 2013, 7:00 PM 6,265 Views 52 Comments

It’s back on the agenda as the Irish government seeks a deal to avoid paying back €3.06 billion due in March, but what do you want to know about those pesky promissory notes?

# ecb - Sunday 27 January, 2013

No agreement but bank debt deal talks will continue, Ministers insist
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

No agreement but bank debt deal talks will continue, Ministers insist

Jan 27th 2013, 2:41 PM 4,586 Views 63 Comments

Leo Varadkar and Pat Rabbitte have both insisted that the discussions on reducing the burden of Ireland’s bank debt will continue despite a report that the ECB had rejected a key Irish government proposal.

Failure on debt deal would have 'catastrophic effect on Ireland' - Tánaiste
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Failure on debt deal would have 'catastrophic effect on Ireland' - Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2013, 9:12 AM 7,210 Views 99 Comments

Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will address world leaders – including Angela Merkel – in Chile today as hopes for a deal on Ireland’s bank debt took a blow last night and the opposition criticised the government’s lack of openness.

# ecb - Saturday 26 January, 2013

Report: ECB rules out long-term bond to replace promissory note
# Promissory Notes
# Promissory Notes

Report: ECB rules out long-term bond to replace promissory note

Jan 26th 2013, 5:03 PM 8,413 Views 58 Comments

Reuters cites ECB sources as saying the proposal was discussed this week – and ruled out as being illegal under EU treaties.

# ecb - Friday 25 January, 2013

Belgian KBC to pay back €8.3bn in ECB loans
# Banking
# Banking

Belgian KBC to pay back €8.3bn in ECB loans

Jan 25th 2013, 11:15 AM 4,263 Views 10 Comments

The bank says it will soon reimburse money borrowed in exceptional ECB long-term lending operations, owing to improvements in the credit markets and its own cash position.

# ecb - Saturday 19 January, 2013

Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Gas, Gardaí and Tiny Dancers: The week in numbers

Jan 19th 2013, 7:30 PM 8,864 Views 3 Comments

Just how popular IS the DublinBikes system? And how many spheres does a sex toy need to win approval from the ECJ?

# ecb - Thursday 17 January, 2013

ECB borrowing by Irish banks at lowest level since September 2008
# Bailout
# Bailout

ECB borrowing by Irish banks at lowest level since September 2008

Jan 17th 2013, 8:10 PM 6,586 Views 23 Comments

Having reached its peak immediately after the bailout November 2010, the share of the total ECB funding by banks is now 6.3 per cent.

# ecb - Thursday 10 January, 2013

The €5 note is getting a facelift in May
# New Banknotes
# New Banknotes

The €5 note is getting a facelift in May

Jan 10th 2013, 3:52 PM 32,513 Views 100 Comments

The new €5 banknote is the first in the new ‘Europa series’, featuring the image of the figure from Greek mythology.

# ecb - Wednesday 19 December, 2012

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.

# ecb - Tuesday 18 December, 2012

Greece to receive full EU-IMF bailout funds by Wednesday after long delay
# Finally
# Finally

Greece to receive full EU-IMF bailout funds by Wednesday after long delay

Dec 18th 2012, 8:19 AM 2,504 Views 23 Comments

Greece will receive €16 billion to recapitalise its banks as part of the deal.

# ecb - Sunday 16 December, 2012

Poll: Will the government get a deal on promissory notes?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will the government get a deal on promissory notes?

Dec 16th 2012, 11:00 AM 6,876 Views 56 Comments

There have been disputes in cabinet over who gets to say what – but at the end of day, will we get a deal?

# ecb - Thursday 13 December, 2012

European leaders agree on bank supervision
# At Last
# At Last

European leaders agree on bank supervision

Dec 13th 2012, 8:02 AM 1,954 Views 5 Comments

The deal comes after overnight talks, during which German Minister Wolfgang Schauble backed down on earlier objections.

# ecb - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone
# 1000 Words
# 1000 Words

Silly diagram does a great job explaining what's wrong with the Eurozone

Dec 1st 2012, 3:56 PM 18,023 Views 10 Comments

The Eurozone house of cards has a solid roof – but the foundations are very rocky.

# ecb - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Dublin Lord Mayor: "I have a professional disregard for the legal classes"
# Interview
# Interview

Dublin Lord Mayor: "I have a professional disregard for the legal classes"

Nov 11th 2012, 8:00 AM 10,647 Views 24 Comments

The Lord Mayor of Dublin, Councillor Naoise Ó Muirí, reflects on his first four months in the position, and why he feels it’s his duty to say what’s on his mind.

# ecb - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Euro banknotes to be redesigned with image of Greek 'Europa'
# Euro
# Euro

Euro banknotes to be redesigned with image of Greek 'Europa'

Nov 8th 2012, 2:53 PM 16,020 Views 59 Comments

The €5 note will be the first to get a facelift, with Europa’s face in the watermark and hologram.

# ecb - Sunday 28 October, 2012

ECB chief backs plans for EU to get veto on national budgets
# Budget Boss
# Budget Boss

ECB chief backs plans for EU to get veto on national budgets

Oct 28th 2012, 12:48 PM 3,862 Views 63 Comments

Mario Draghi has told Der Spiegel he ‘completely supported’ giving the European Commission power to veto budgets.

# ecb - Thursday 25 October, 2012

IMF tells Europe: 'Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk'
# IMF
# IMF

IMF tells Europe: 'Deliver on your promises or Ireland is at risk'

Oct 25th 2012, 2:30 PM 13,398 Views 41 Comments

The head of the IMF’s mission to Ireland says selling a share in the banks to the ESM is a good idea for everybody.

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout
Live Oct 25th 2012, 12:01 PM

As it happened: Noonan and Howlin on the Troika's eighth review of the bailout

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika completes eighth review of Ireland

Oct 25th 2012, 8:59 AM 6,201 Views 38 Comments

Ministers Noonan and Howlin to read out Ireland’s latest report card at noon today. Any guesses at what grade we’ll get?

# ecb - Tuesday 9 October, 2012

Mario Draghi and his VP caught joking on mic
# Busted
# Busted

Mario Draghi and his VP caught joking on mic

Oct 9th 2012, 11:20 AM 7,720 Views 18 Comments

They won’t move the markets with their words, it seems.

# ecb - Monday 8 October, 2012

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank

Oct 8th 2012, 12:09 PM 4,785 Views 11 Comments

The ECB “arrived late” to attend to the debt crisis in the eurozone, accuses Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva.

# ecb - Thursday 4 October, 2012

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent

Oct 4th 2012, 12:55 PM 2,828 Views 13 Comments

The benchmark interest rate has been left untouched by the European Central Bank.

# ecb - Wednesday 3 October, 2012

What's a re-integration programme? Pietersen set for England return after ECB deal
# Back Again
From The42
# Back Again

What's a re-integration programme? Pietersen set for England return after ECB deal

Oct 3rd 2012, 12:50 PM 281 Views 0 Comments

England’s Kevin Pietersen has apologised to Andrew Strauss for sending provocative texts during the summer tests against South Africa.

AIB to increase mortgage interest rates by 0.5pc
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

AIB to increase mortgage interest rates by 0.5pc

Oct 3rd 2012, 8:57 AM 6,590 Views 61 Comments

AIB’s move, coming a week after Bank of Ireland, adds €56.50 per month to a 25-year mortgage worth €250,000.

# ecb - Tuesday 25 September, 2012

Bank of Ireland raises mortgage interest rates by 0.5pc
# Mortgages
# Mortgages

Bank of Ireland raises mortgage interest rates by 0.5pc

Sep 25th 2012, 9:23 AM 6,673 Views 33 Comments

Mortgage holders have been written to in the last days informing them of an increase in rates from late next month.

# ecb - Thursday 20 September, 2012

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013
# Mortgage Arrears
# Mortgage Arrears

One in 5 mortgages will default by 2013

Sep 20th 2012, 10:57 AM 9,054 Views 30 Comments

County by county survey shows that there are still “substantial losses to be realised on irish residential mortgage loans”.

# ecb - Saturday 15 September, 2012

European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden
# Europe
# Europe

European-wide bank supervision plans ruled out by Sweden

Sep 15th 2012, 12:15 PM 3,199 Views 9 Comments

Meanwhile, mass anti-austerity protests have filled central Madrid.

# ecb - Friday 14 September, 2012

ECB, IMF 'in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout' - report
# El Bailout?
# El Bailout?

ECB, IMF 'in talks over €300bn Spanish bailout' - report

Sep 14th 2012, 10:27 AM 3,937 Views 17 Comments

A Dutch newspaper quotes an insider as saying informal talks for a full-blown sovereign bailout are underway.

# ecb - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

Property tax will only apply for half of 2013 - Hayes
# Property Tax
# Property Tax

Property tax will only apply for half of 2013 - Hayes

Sep 11th 2012, 9:07 AM 7,808 Views 70 Comments

The junior finance minister tells Newstalk that people “shouldn’t overreact” to the IMF’s suggestions on a 0.5% tax.

# ecb - Monday 10 September, 2012

IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.
# Tensions
# Tensions

IMF: We want property tax of 0.5 per cent. Noonan: Nope, not happening.

Sep 10th 2012, 6:01 PM 14,432 Views 155 Comments

OH, IT’S ON (well, kind of. It’s all very civil).

# ecb - Friday 7 September, 2012

ECB's bond-buying is not a breach of its rules - Merkel
# ECB
# ECB

ECB's bond-buying is not a breach of its rules - Merkel

Sep 7th 2012, 12:14 PM 3,928 Views 32 Comments

But that’s not what her Central Bank thinks…

# ecb - Thursday 6 September, 2012

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

The Evening Fix... now with added superheroes

Sep 6th 2012, 8:00 PM 6,525 Views 1 Comment

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