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#Financial Crisis

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 10 October, 2012

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses
# Tobin Tax
# Tobin Tax

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses

Oct 10th 2012, 8:39 AM 5,123 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 29 September, 2012

Videos: 8 examples of how Irish politics is just like The Thick of It
# Awkward
# Awkward

Videos: 8 examples of how Irish politics is just like The Thick of It

Sep 29th 2012, 6:00 PM 10,795 Views 23 Comments

And one Irish political saga that is just too bizarre even for a plotline on the British political sitcom….

# financial-crisis - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier
# Slowdown
# Slowdown

Economic slowdown will continue warns Chinese premier

Jul 15th 2012, 1:27 PM 2,437 Views 9 Comments

The comments from Wen Jiabao follow news on Friday that China’s economy grew by 7.6 per cent, the lowest since the first quarter of 2009.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 12 July, 2012

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes
# Spain
# Spain

In photos: Six demonstrators hospitalised after Madrid clashes

Jul 12th 2012, 8:46 AM 4,836 Views 45 Comments

Six people were hospitalised and several arrested in yesterday after police fired rubber bullets at crowds demonstrating against severe new austerity measures.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 10 July, 2012

#SaveOurClub: Dundalk fans meet to discuss fundraising
# LOI
From The42
# LOI

#SaveOurClub: Dundalk fans meet to discuss fundraising

Jul 10th 2012, 5:00 PM 429 Views 1 Comment

Lilywhites supporters will come together at Oriel Park tonight.

# financial-crisis - Monday 18 June, 2012

VIDEO: Obama's former Harvard professor says he shouldn't be re-elected
# US 2012
# US 2012

VIDEO: Obama's former Harvard professor says he shouldn't be re-elected

Jun 18th 2012, 2:59 PM 4,786 Views 25 Comments

Roberto Unger – a former Brazilian minister under whom the current President studied – says Obama’s lost his way.

# financial-crisis - Sunday 10 June, 2012

Spanish bailout is a win for Spain, says Prime Minister
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish bailout is a win for Spain, says Prime Minister

Jun 10th 2012, 2:39 PM 2,488 Views 24 Comments

Plus, the reaction from the Spanish press.

# financial-crisis - Monday 21 May, 2012

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?
# Eurobonds
# Eurobonds

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?

May 21st 2012, 10:10 PM 5,708 Views 26 Comments

Your quick guide to current proposals for a commmon euro-area bond.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 19 May, 2012

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone
# G8
# G8

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone

May 19th 2012, 8:39 PM 3,574 Views 30 Comments

Leaders also spoke of ensuring high standards of the ‘protection and enforcement’ of intellectual property rights.

G-8 leaders to focus on European financial crisis
# G8
# G8

G-8 leaders to focus on European financial crisis

May 19th 2012, 10:21 AM 1,253 Views 14 Comments

Energy will also be on the agenda, as the world looks to the oil markets in advance of scheduled sanctions on Iranian oil exports.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 12 May, 2012

Column: ‘The treaty is risky and dangerously experimental’
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: ‘The treaty is risky and dangerously experimental’

May 12th 2012, 8:00 AM 25 Views 52 Comments

On a ‘No’ vote: Economist Terrence McDonough says evoking fear in people over the recession is not an appropriate move by government.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Al-Qaeda planned message to convert Ireland to Islam

Al-Qaeda planned message to convert Ireland to Islam

May 3rd 2012, 6:21 PM 21,523 Views 84 Comments

A letter by Al-Qaeda’s American spokesman says Ireland was ripe for conversion because of its ‘sympathy’ for Palestine.

# financial-crisis - Monday 23 April, 2012

Verdict due on Iceland's former PM over banking crisis
# Iceland
# Iceland

Verdict due on Iceland's former PM over banking crisis

Apr 23rd 2012, 10:04 AM 948 Views 5 Comments

Geir Haarde led the government when the country’s banks collapsed in October 2008.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken

Apr 17th 2012, 10:22 AM 1,534 Views 10 Comments

Spain’s 10 year bond yields have traded above six per cent for a second day as the country prepares for bond auctions on 12- and 18-month bills.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 11 April, 2012

Spanish town fails to reach vote threshold to grow cannabis
# Spain
# Spain

Spanish town fails to reach vote threshold to grow cannabis

Apr 11th 2012, 1:14 PM 2,719 Views 12 Comments

The majority of residents in a small Spanish village last night voted in favour of growing cannabis to pay off municipal debt – but not the 75 per cent needed.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 10 April, 2012

Spain village votes on growing cannabis to pay off debt
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

Spain village votes on growing cannabis to pay off debt

Apr 10th 2012, 7:37 PM 6,387 Views 33 Comments

The town of Rasquera, with a population of 960 people, will decide on whether to lease land to cannabis-growers in order to pay off debts.

The 10 countries most likely to default... and Ireland is sixth
# Scary Table
# Scary Table

The 10 countries most likely to default... and Ireland is sixth

Apr 10th 2012, 11:02 AM 14,870 Views 42 Comments

Financial information services company Markit has produced a table detailing the 10 countries with the widest credit default swap spreads…

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

Greek pensioner kills himself in main Athens square
# Athens
# Athens

Greek pensioner kills himself in main Athens square

Apr 4th 2012, 4:45 PM 6,331 Views 38 Comments

The retired pharmacist left a note linking his suicide with the country’s financial crisis.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

IMF chief wants 'more firepower' to fight crises
# IMF
# IMF

IMF chief wants 'more firepower' to fight crises

Apr 3rd 2012, 6:21 PM 1,719 Views 10 Comments

Christine Lagarde said that the global recovery is growing stronger but still is very fragile.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 27 March, 2012

Column: It’s the end of our economy – and now we need an alternative
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: It’s the end of our economy – and now we need an alternative

Mar 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 89 Views 65 Comments

The economic crisis has caused severe hardship for many – but it has also exposed our financial system for the sham it is, writes Rob Heyland.

# financial-crisis - Friday 9 March, 2012

Taking a hit: Rangers players agree to wage cuts
# Crisis
From The42
# Crisis

Taking a hit: Rangers players agree to wage cuts

Mar 9th 2012, 2:14 PM 191 Views 1 Comment

The cash-strapped Glasgow club are hoping to keep redundancies down after the latest announcement.

# financial-crisis - Sunday 4 March, 2012

Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis
# Recession
# Recession

Enda Kenny hails Irish 'resilience' through crisis

Mar 4th 2012, 11:09 AM 3,385 Views 66 Comments

The Taoiseach acknowledged many people are concerned for the future, but said Ireland has “great potential”.

# financial-crisis - Sunday 19 February, 2012

Column: Politicians can’t fix Ireland – ordinary people must take the lead
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Politicians can’t fix Ireland – ordinary people must take the lead

Feb 19th 2012, 6:00 PM 74 Views 59 Comments

The financial crisis was sparked by a broken system. If we’re going to fix this we can’t leave it up to politicians, write Bronagh Geraghty and John Hughes.

# financial-crisis - Saturday 31 December, 2011

Angela Merkel’s 2011: “Profound change, toughest currency test”
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Angela Merkel’s 2011: “Profound change, toughest currency test”

Dec 31st 2011, 10:45 AM 2,031 Views 15 Comments

The German chancellor’s New Year’s televised address to her nation included a vow to save the euro.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 28 December, 2011

Stocks slide over signs of jitters at European banks
# Eurocrisis
# Eurocrisis

Stocks slide over signs of jitters at European banks

Dec 28th 2011, 6:34 PM 3,545 Views 11 Comments

European banks deposited a record €412 billion with the ECB overnight – showing that banks are worried about loaning money to each other.

# financial-crisis - Friday 16 December, 2011

Moody's downgrades Belgium's debt by 2 notches
# Credit Rating
# Credit Rating

Moody's downgrades Belgium's debt by 2 notches

Dec 16th 2011, 11:44 PM 2,785 Views 28 Comments

Moody’s already rates Ireland’s bonds as junk – but now says that that outlook for Belgium is “negative”.

# financial-crisis - Monday 28 November, 2011

Column: I work in a bank - and you've got us all wrong
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: I work in a bank - and you've got us all wrong

Nov 28th 2011, 7:30 AM 70 Views 70 Comments

Yes, banks housed deceitful, corrupt fat cats – but it was the rest of us who got the blame, writes bank worker Patrick Ryan.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 24 November, 2011

Major Aids treatment fund suspends further grants over financial issues
# Global Fund
# Global Fund

Major Aids treatment fund suspends further grants over financial issues

Nov 24th 2011, 9:36 PM 1,525 Views 3 Comments

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria said today that global financial woes mean it can’t pledge any more funding until 2014.

# financial-crisis - Wednesday 16 November, 2011

Column: Is the euro really essential to our economy?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Is the euro really essential to our economy?

Nov 16th 2011, 7:30 AM 32 Views 43 Comments

Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy doesn’t want to see us drop the euro – but if it’s a choice between staying in the eurozone or keeping control of our domestic fiscal affairs…

# financial-crisis - Sunday 18 September, 2011

Watch: Russian billionaire attacks opponent on TV
# Billionaire Brawl
From The Daily Edge
# Billionaire Brawl

Watch: Russian billionaire attacks opponent on TV

Sep 18th 2011, 12:22 PM 1,398 Views 8 Comments

During a heated debate Alexander Lebedev floored his opponent, later writing: “I neutralised him.”

# financial-crisis - Thursday 25 August, 2011

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary
# Say What?
From The Daily Edge
# Say What?

OMG! Social networking takes hold... on the English dictionary

Aug 25th 2011, 10:36 AM 449 Views 13 Comments

A new Chambers Dictionary includes “BFF” and “unfriending” – but not “sexting”. Find out which other words made the cut…

# financial-crisis - Friday 5 August, 2011

# financial-crisis - Monday 18 July, 2011

Merkel throws down gauntlet to bondholders over Greek bailout
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Merkel throws down gauntlet to bondholders over Greek bailout

Jul 18th 2011, 9:01 AM 511 Views 4 Comments

The German chancellor has warned private investors they must share the burden – putting her on a collision course with EU banking chiefs.

# financial-crisis - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

Column: In Ireland, we got the bankers we deserved
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: In Ireland, we got the bankers we deserved

Jul 12th 2011, 7:20 PM 122 Views 14 Comments

Banks and property developers held the reins as the country galloped into economic crisis – and all because we put them in the saddle, writes historian Conor McCabe.

# financial-crisis - Monday 20 December, 2010

Sean FitzPatrick and David Drumm face disciplinary tribunal in new year
# Anglo
# Anglo

Sean FitzPatrick and David Drumm face disciplinary tribunal in new year

Dec 20th 2010, 7:20 PM 1,255 Views 0 Comments

Former Anglo Irish bank bosses and two financial directors have a case to answer, according to accountancy watchdog investigation.

# financial-crisis - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Five Anglo Irish staff were awarded bonuses in 2010
# Banker Bonuses
# Banker Bonuses

Five Anglo Irish staff were awarded bonuses in 2010

Dec 9th 2010, 4:13 PM 1,099 Views 0 Comments

AIB senior bankers not the only happy ‘key staff’ renumerated this year…

# financial-crisis - Thursday 18 November, 2010

Shebeens and slip jigs: Anger at BBC Newsnight's portrayal of Ireland
# Newsnight
# Newsnight

Shebeens and slip jigs: Anger at BBC Newsnight's portrayal of Ireland

Nov 18th 2010, 5:48 PM 2,700 Views 0 Comments

“Leprechauny” graphics on “simplistic Oirish” report on Irish financial crisis are criticised.

# financial-crisis - Monday 23 August, 2010

Eurozone recovery slows down in August
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone recovery slows down in August

Aug 23rd 2010, 3:37 PM 130 Views 0 Comments