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# European Central Bank

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Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent
Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.
‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow
The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.
Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.
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.
All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders
ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.
When Michael met Mario: Noonan in Frankfurt for bailout exit talks with ECB chief
Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.
ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low
Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.
ECB holds rates steady but remains 'cautious' about recovery
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.
Irish banks becoming less reliant on ECB
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.
Column: The flaw at the heart of the EU? Not prioritising unemployment
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.
Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year
The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.
Troika in town for review... just one more to go
The trio of the IMF, ECB and the European Commission return as Ireland’s bond yields continue steady fall.
Confirmed: Troika agrees to delay water charges until 2015
The EU and IMF have agreed to a request from the Irish authorities to delay the first bills from early 2014 to early 2015.
Continued relief for mortgage holders: ECB keeps rates at record low
Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy should stabilise over the rest of the year, but low rates are still needed for now.
'Blockupy' protestors block access to ECB headquarters in Frankfurt
Demonstrators were expressing concerns about the ECB’s role in enforcing austerity throughout the eurozone.
Noonan: Mortgage interest rates must increase to ensure profit for taxpayers
The banks would lose more if they lowered their mortgage interest rates below the current amounts, the minister says.
Ireland's banks are borrowing less and less from the ECB
New figures show Ireland’s banks are now less reliant on emergency loans than at any other time since September 2008.
EU will inspect Ireland’s finances for decades after bailout, under new rules
The ‘two-pack’ also means the Budget will have to be submitted to Brussels for its approval every October from now on.
Banks should disclose how ECB rate changes impact its products - Fianna Fáil
Deputy McGrath has called on the Central Bank to force banks to issue a statement following each change to the ECB’s interest rate.
The Evening Fix… now with added White House GIFS
Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.
Relief for tracker mortgage holders as ECB cuts main interest rates
Falling inflation around the eurozone – particularly in Germany – means big decisions from Draghi and co.
Michael D: 'The EU will become illegitimate without economic reform'
President Higgins says the EU is facing a “moral crisis” as much as an economic one: “You are either a union or you’re not.”
This is the new €5 banknote which enters circulation today
The new €5 note will start appearing today but the old note remains legal tender.
Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut
The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.
Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators
Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.
Noonan denies ECB instruction to refuse information about IBRC
The finance minister says the ECB has not told Ireland to refuse Freedom of Information requests about the IBRC wind-up.
You'll be charged for your water from October 2014 (if the Troika agree)
Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin want Troika approval to start charging from October 2014, with the first bills in 2015.
Talks on public sector pay likely to top agenda on latest Troika mission
Officials from the EU, IMF and ECB arrive in Dublin today to conduct their tenth review of Ireland’s bailout programme.
ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was 'not smart'
The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.
Draghi: ECB's bond-buying programme can't help Ireland escape bailout
The ECB president says the bank won’t use its bond-buying programme to ease Ireland out if its EU-IMF funding.
Noonan chases Irish version of Greek deal on ECB profits
Any profits the ECB makes on buying Greek bonds are given straight back to Greece – and Ireland may look for similar.
Timeline: The 24 hours that secured the promissory note deal
It was dramatic, chaotic, uncertain and very confusing as Ireland struck a deal to tear up the promissory notes and repay Anglo’s debts over a longer period. Here’s how it unfolded…
Draghi says ECB "took note" of IBRC liquidation
The European Central Bank President said that no decision has been taken on the IBRC promissory note.
Explainer: What happened last night? Why was IBRC liquidated? What happens now?
Why on earth were the Dáil and Seanad sitting until the small hours of this morning? This might help…
TDs vote to liquidate IBRC in dramatic late-night Dáil sitting
TDs voted by 113 votes to 35 to wind down the former Anglo, laying off its employees with immediate effect.
LIVE: Seanad debates legislation to liquidate IBRC
Watch live from the Seanad Chamber as members deliberate on whether to immediately wind down the former Anglo.
Here’s how every TD voted on the Bill to liquidate IBRC
Here’s the total voting chart for how the Dáil divided on its final decision to liquidate the former Anglo Irish Bank.
Dáil approves Bill to liquidate IBRC
Catch up with text commentary from the Dáil as TDs voted to wind up the former Anglo.
Poll: Do you support swapping the promissory note for long-term bonds?
The government wants to issue long-term bonds to get rid of the IBRC promissory notes. What do you think?
President Higgins returning to Ireland to consider IBRC legislation
Michael D Higgins has interrupted a trip to Italy to make himself available if the Oireachtas passes an IBRC bill tonight.
Here’s the schedule for the Dáil’s late-night IBRC sitting
It’ll be a late one in the Dail.