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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 11,393 Views 82 Comments

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

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes

Oct 27th 2013, 8:30 AM 39 Views 66 Comments

Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration
# Lampedusa
# Lampedusa

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration

Oct 21st 2013, 12:45 PM 52 Views 172 Comments

Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.

Creation of Single Supervisory Mechanism for eurozone banks is approved
# Banking Union
# Banking Union

Creation of Single Supervisory Mechanism for eurozone banks is approved

Oct 15th 2013, 3:37 PM 1,664 Views 5 Comments

The new set of banking rules “will restore fair lending conditions across the EU,” said Barroso.

Slight rise in EU unemployment rate
# Jobless Numbers
# Jobless Numbers

Slight rise in EU unemployment rate

Oct 1st 2013, 10:58 AM 3,089 Views 13 Comments

The biggest increases in unemployment were in Greece and Cyprus. Ireland is seventh worst out of the 28 EU members.

Political crisis in Italy as Berlusconi's ministers resign
# Italy
# Italy

Political crisis in Italy as Berlusconi's ministers resign

Sep 29th 2013, 7:52 AM 4,726 Views 12 Comments

The five ministers stepped down yesterday after what’s been called a ‘crazy act’ of encouragement from the former leader.

ESM chief: Recouping of AIB, BoI costs "either difficult or impossible"
# Bailout Fund
# Bailout Fund

ESM chief: Recouping of AIB, BoI costs "either difficult or impossible"

Sep 27th 2013, 4:43 PM 5,832 Views 42 Comments

The Government had been hoping to unload the debt from the two bailed-out banks.

Column: What do the results of the German election mean for Ireland and Europe?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What do the results of the German election mean for Ireland and Europe?

Sep 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 27 Views 45 Comments

David Moloney breaks down the results of the 2013 German federal election, focusing on what kind of impact it will have on the wider eurozone economy – and, specifically, on Ireland’s corporation tax.

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 8,327 Views 21 Comments

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

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny
# Bank Debt Deal
# Bank Debt Deal

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny

Sep 23rd 2013, 2:27 PM 9,907 Views 138 Comments

Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.

Good news for Ireland as Eurozone economy ‘stabilising’
# Recession
# Recession

Good news for Ireland as Eurozone economy ‘stabilising’

Aug 14th 2013, 10:20 PM 12,977 Views 68 Comments

New statistics from the European Commission show that recovery is underway.

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

Aug 14th 2013, 9:01 PM 9,377 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.

NTMA to sell €500m of T-Bills this week
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

NTMA to sell €500m of T-Bills this week

Jul 16th 2013, 10:18 AM 2,694 Views 5 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) will undertake the seventh Treasury Bill sale of 2013 on Thursday.

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

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Jul 16th 2013, 9:36 AM 2,587 Views 10 Comments

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

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 4,050 Views 20 Comments

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

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money
# POCKET MONEY
# POCKET MONEY

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money

Jul 8th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,055 Views 14 Comments

Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living
# Inflation
# Inflation

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living

Jul 1st 2013, 3:36 PM 5,825 Views 22 Comments

Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.

Over 26 million people in the EU were unemployed last month
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over 26 million people in the EU were unemployed last month

Jul 1st 2013, 2:29 PM 3,306 Views 20 Comments

Compared with May last year, the rate of unemployment has increased in 17 member states and fallen in ten.

Debt deals mean we're borrowing €20bn less in next decade - Noonan
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

Debt deals mean we're borrowing €20bn less in next decade - Noonan

Jun 24th 2013, 8:32 PM 4,573 Views 32 Comments

The finance minister gives his formal tip-of-the-hat to the news that the two European bailout funds are delaying repayments.

Bank bondholders would be forced to take losses under Noonan plan
# Five Years Later
# Five Years Later

Bank bondholders would be forced to take losses under Noonan plan

Jun 24th 2013, 6:22 PM 6,033 Views 18 Comments

The Financial Times has obtained a proposal circulated by Noonan on how Eurozone banks should deal with problems in future.

Eurozone bailout fund gives Ireland seven more years to repay loans
# Bailout Loans
# Bailout Loans

Eurozone bailout fund gives Ireland seven more years to repay loans

Jun 24th 2013, 10:47 AM 4,927 Views 40 Comments

Good news for Michael Noonan this morning…

EU finance ministers fail to agree on who should pay for bank bailouts
# Bank Bailout
# Bank Bailout

EU finance ministers fail to agree on who should pay for bank bailouts

Jun 22nd 2013, 10:26 AM 5,102 Views 43 Comments

The 27 EU ministers will meet again Wednesday to try and finalise a decision.

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 8,028 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.

Euro finance ministers agree direct help for banks
# Bailout
# Bailout

Euro finance ministers agree direct help for banks

Jun 21st 2013, 7:55 AM 2,856 Views 33 Comments

The 17 eurozone ministers are joined today by their 10 non-euro colleagues to discuss these issues in a Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.

Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs

Jun 20th 2013, 6:58 PM 6,475 Views 53 Comments

The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.

EU faces talks on bank sector reform and who should pay for future bailouts
# Bailouts
# Bailouts

EU faces talks on bank sector reform and who should pay for future bailouts

Jun 20th 2013, 7:40 AM 2,215 Views 7 Comments

Finance ministers are also expected to formally approve a 7-year extension on Ireland’s and Portugal’s bailout loans.

Cost of living rises in the eurozone but not so much in Ireland
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living rises in the eurozone but not so much in Ireland

Jun 14th 2013, 5:33 PM 6,893 Views 20 Comments

Comparing April and May figures, annual inflation rose in 16 member states, remained stable in six and fell in four.

Latvia gets the green light to join the euro next year
# You're Here Forever
# You're Here Forever

Latvia gets the green light to join the euro next year

Jun 5th 2013, 12:57 PM 5,586 Views 36 Comments

Latvia will become the second Baltic country, and the 18th overall, to join the EU’s single currency.

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion hearings, new grocery rules and leaving the euro
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion hearings, new grocery rules and leaving the euro

May 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 5,451 Views 13 Comments

The third day of abortion hearings takes place today, while the Dáil debates calls for new rules on leaving the eurozone.

Aaron McKenna: Money, Money, Must Be Funny In A Eurocrat's World
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Money, Money, Must Be Funny In A Eurocrat's World

May 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 56 Views 24 Comments

Bailed-out Ireland is to contribute an additional €90 million to the European Union to help plug a shortfall in its 2013 budget. Ludicrous? Yes – but it’s hardly a blip on the radar of incongruity that is the EU’s funny money parade, writes Aaron McKenna.

Eurogroup chief says Eurozone is much 'calmer' now than last year
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurogroup chief says Eurozone is much 'calmer' now than last year

May 16th 2013, 3:51 PM 3,007 Views 13 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker was comparing the Eurozone now to a year ago in Brussels.

France enters recession in first quarter
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

France enters recession in first quarter

May 15th 2013, 8:17 AM 4,339 Views 19 Comments

French economic growth has been sluggish lately as a result of record unemployment and falling household demand – the key driver of the economy.

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 11,188 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.

Portugal: 30,000 jobs cuts, working hours increased and pension age rises
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal: 30,000 jobs cuts, working hours increased and pension age rises

May 4th 2013, 2:03 PM 9,712 Views 102 Comments

The cuts should save an estimated €4.8 billion by 2015.

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government
# Italy
# Italy

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government

Apr 30th 2013, 4:10 PM 2,557 Views 5 Comments

The Chamber of Deputies has passed a motion of confidence in the broad coalition led by new premier Enrico Letta.

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

Apr 30th 2013, 11:14 AM 4,519 Views 22 Comments

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

Record breaker: Eurozone unemployment now at 12.1 per cent
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Record breaker: Eurozone unemployment now at 12.1 per cent

Apr 30th 2013, 10:35 AM 4,122 Views 26 Comments

Over 19 million people are unemployed in the eurozone but Ireland has recorded one of the largest year-on-year decreases in unemployment rates.

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Apr 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,988 Views 19 Comments

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government
# No Rush
# No Rush

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government

Apr 27th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,497 Views 10 Comments

These things take time.