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#Euro

# euro - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

Dec 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,060 Views 14 Comments

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# euro - Friday 22 November, 2013

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement - Minister
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement - Minister

Nov 22nd 2013, 6:45 AM 3,231 Views 16 Comments

Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:

# euro - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"We fully support Ireland's decision" - EU finance ministers
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

"We fully support Ireland's decision" - EU finance ministers

Nov 14th 2013, 10:34 PM 6,294 Views 42 Comments

After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.

"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 5,820 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”.

# euro - 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.

# euro - Friday 8 November, 2013

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 14,268 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.

# euro - Monday 28 October, 2013

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000
# Cost Of Living
# Cost Of Living

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000

Oct 28th 2013, 8:45 AM 25,087 Views 75 Comments

This is the result of a system where proposals which receive 100,000 signatures can be voted on by the public.

# euro - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Vhi recovers almost €7m that was overcharged in 2012
# Healthcare
# Healthcare

Vhi recovers almost €7m that was overcharged in 2012

Sep 17th 2013, 10:52 AM 7,197 Views 15 Comments

A total of €10.5 million was recovered through the actions of its Special Claims Investigation Unit and third party recovery process.

# euro - 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 8,449 Views 42 Comments

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

Wexford Town to stop using 1c and 2c coins today
# Money
# Money

Wexford Town to stop using 1c and 2c coins today

Sep 16th 2013, 9:11 AM 12,692 Views 69 Comments

The rounding trial runs until November and the project is being run by the Central Bank.

# euro - Sunday 15 September, 2013

Column: A breakdown of the Irish economic collapse
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: A breakdown of the Irish economic collapse

Sep 15th 2013, 8:30 AM 417 Views 71 Comments

Dr Donal Donovan considers who and what was responsible for the demise of the Celtic Tiger – and whether Ireland’s preferential corporate tax regime can be sustained in the face of pressures from other countries.

# euro - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

Building housing Avoca up for sale for €6 million
# Property
# Property

Building housing Avoca up for sale for €6 million

Sep 4th 2013, 2:30 PM 15,893 Views 31 Comments

The building costs Avoca €430k to rent a year, and they have a 25-year lease.

# euro - 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 9,508 Views 64 Comments

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

# euro - Friday 19 July, 2013

1c and 2c coins should be abolished, and here's why
# Poxy Change
From The Daily Edge
# Poxy Change

1c and 2c coins should be abolished, and here's why

Jul 19th 2013, 6:00 PM 14,157 Views 53 Comments

They are a constant irritation.

Poll: Should we abolish 1 cent and 2 cent coins?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should we abolish 1 cent and 2 cent coins?

Jul 19th 2013, 9:56 AM 16,120 Views 201 Comments

A Wexford town is going to be the guinea pig for abolishing the smallest denomination Euro coins. Good idea? Bad idea?

# euro - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Greece readies itself for another general strike
# Greek Protests
# Greek Protests

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Jul 16th 2013, 9:36 AM 2,581 Views 10 Comments

Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.

# euro - 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 4,313 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.

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says
# Austerity
# Austerity

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

Jul 10th 2013, 7:37 AM 3,799 Views 52 Comments

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# euro - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

Here's why it's a good thing you didn't win the Euromillions
# Better Off
From The Daily Edge
# Better Off

Here's why it's a good thing you didn't win the Euromillions

Jun 26th 2013, 1:00 PM 34,831 Views 50 Comments

No really. You’ll feel much better about it once you’ve read this.

# euro - Friday 14 June, 2013

Levels of employment in European Union still falling
# Jobs
# Jobs

Levels of employment in European Union still falling

Jun 14th 2013, 9:15 PM 7,200 Views 35 Comments

Figures published by Eurostat show that over 220 million people were employed in the EU in the first quarter of this year.

# euro - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

It might be time to say goodbye to those tiny cent coins
# Your Two Cents
# Your Two Cents

It might be time to say goodbye to those tiny cent coins

May 14th 2013, 2:18 PM 11,184 Views 36 Comments

The European Commission is looking at replacing one and two cent coins or getting rid of them entirely due to the costs involved in making them.

# euro - Monday 8 April, 2013

Huge number of Irish firms not ready for SEPA
# Europe
# Europe

Huge number of Irish firms not ready for SEPA

Apr 8th 2013, 7:15 AM 13,665 Views 11 Comments

The single euro payments area (SEPA) will be launched early next year.

# euro - Sunday 24 March, 2013

Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus

Mar 24th 2013, 5:29 PM 17,253 Views 23 Comments

Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.

# euro - Thursday 21 March, 2013

UPDATE: Cyprus to create ‘solidarity fund’
# Crisis
# Crisis

UPDATE: Cyprus to create ‘solidarity fund’

Mar 21st 2013, 12:55 PM 10,069 Views 77 Comments

The country’s president said a decision must be made today. Meanwhile, the Finance Minister remains in Russia for negotiations.

# euro - Sunday 10 February, 2013

EU 'fears' Berlusconi's return to power: Monti
# Italy
# Italy

EU 'fears' Berlusconi's return to power: Monti

Feb 10th 2013, 4:45 PM 7,257 Views 34 Comments

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister has expressed fears over Silvio Berlusconi’s potential negative effect on the euro, should his party win this month’s election.

# euro - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Latvia to ask permission to adopt the euro
# Latvia
# Latvia

Latvia to ask permission to adopt the euro

Feb 2nd 2013, 8:45 AM 6,409 Views 20 Comments

The country, which had previously borrowed €7.5 billion in bailout funds, intends to send a formal request to the European Union this month.

Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government's budget adviser
# Debt
# Debt

Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government's budget adviser

Feb 2nd 2013, 8:00 AM 6,656 Views 50 Comments

Professor John McHale, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, said Ireland has made huge progress – but is not out of the woods yet.

# euro - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent
# EU
# EU

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent

Jan 24th 2013, 8:55 AM 4,730 Views 46 Comments

An extra 187,300 people have joined Spain’s jobless queue – bringing the total to 5.97 million people.

# euro - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments
# Bailout
# Bailout

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland's loan repayments

Jan 22nd 2013, 8:32 AM 5,874 Views 125 Comments

The deal has been hailed by finance minister Michael Noonan as having the potential to save Ireland billions of euro.

# euro - Saturday 19 January, 2013

One third think Ireland should leave the EU if the UK does
# Europe
# Europe

One third think Ireland should leave the EU if the UK does

Jan 19th 2013, 7:40 AM 6,801 Views 60 Comments

A Red C poll on Ireland and the EU found the vast majority of people think Ireland has benefited from its membership of the EU.

# euro - Saturday 5 January, 2013

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength
# Germany
# Germany

Merkel kicks off campaign, highlights economic strength

Jan 5th 2013, 2:42 PM 4,427 Views 17 Comments

The German Chancellor’s party faces a tough battle in the upcoming Lower Saxony state vote.

# euro - Thursday 27 December, 2012

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister
# Good News
# Good News

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

Dec 27th 2012, 1:04 PM 5,781 Views 42 Comments

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

# euro - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012
# Review 2012
# Review 2012

First Irish TV, Titanic, a famous ceiling: the big anniversaries of 2012

Dec 26th 2012, 7:47 PM 7,938 Views 7 Comments

The Titanic disaster, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the Anglo-Irish Treaty: 2012 has been a big year for commemorations. Here’s your guide to the bigger commemorations held this year.

# euro - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro
# The Euro
# The Euro

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro

Dec 22nd 2012, 10:38 AM 4,045 Views 63 Comments

That, however, is a drop in confidence in the single currency on the last Eurobarometer survey.

# euro - Thursday 20 December, 2012

IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis

Dec 20th 2012, 7:56 PM 3,196 Views 24 Comments

Dealing with problems on a country by country basis not working, says IMF.

# euro - Monday 17 December, 2012

Stability, jobs and growth: Ireland's EU Presidency motto
# Eu Presidency
# Eu Presidency

Stability, jobs and growth: Ireland's EU Presidency motto

Dec 17th 2012, 2:11 PM 4,597 Views 77 Comments

A deal on bank debt is one of the top priorities, the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said today.

# euro - Monday 10 December, 2012

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Prospect of October Budget welcomed amid calls for more open process

Dec 10th 2012, 6:45 AM 5,785 Views 13 Comments

Budget 2013 is less than a week old but already thoughts are turning to Budget 2014 and the possibility it could be held earlier than December next year.

# euro - Sunday 9 December, 2012

Monti to step down as Berlusconi announces fresh run
# Italy
# Italy

Monti to step down as Berlusconi announces fresh run

Dec 9th 2012, 12:03 PM 5,126 Views 18 Comments

Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has said he is stepping down just hours after Silvio Berlusconi announced he would run again for head of government.

# euro - Saturday 8 December, 2012

Here is the week's news... skewed
# Not The New
From The Daily Edge
# Not The New

Here is the week's news... skewed

Dec 8th 2012, 5:00 PM 5,532 Views 4 Comments

Breaking via The Mire wire: Wine replaces the euro as common currency; Budget enshrines right to die in poverty and exclusive details of the Love/Hate Christmas special.

# euro - Tuesday 4 December, 2012

Germany's Merkel starts re-election campaign for 2013
# German Elections
# German Elections

Germany's Merkel starts re-election campaign for 2013

Dec 4th 2012, 5:37 PM 2,834 Views 36 Comments

Party members re-elected Merkel as the CDU leader with a landslide majority of 98 per cent of the vote.