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# Promissory notes

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Noonan hopeful of deal on Anglo promissory note before Budget
The Minister for Finance says the timetable is to have a deal by March, but he’d like a commitment before announcing the Budget.
Debates, weights and Damien Duff: The week in numbers
Plus – which Irish area has been keeping all the single people to itself? And how little confidence is ‘confidence’?
Ireland may issue 40-year bond to replace promissory notes - report
Bloomberg reports that Ireland could issue the former Anglo bonds worth €40 billion, allowing it to scrap the promissory note system.
Noonan confident about bank debt deal
The Finance Minister said the ECB seem to be “more eager” to move forward.
Noonan meets ECB head Draghi: Will he allow us burn the bondholders?
The Minister for Finance will travel to Frankfurt today, amid reports the ECB may let Spain impose losses on senior bondholders.
Explainer: What did the EU leaders agree overnight in Brussels?
The leaders of the Eurozone countries have agreed to allow bailout funds be used by banks. What’s it all about?
Bank of Ireland shareholders approve complex promissory note - bond deal
Shareholders at the bank voted overwhelmingly in favour of the deal that was first announced by the Finance Minister in March.
11 things to know about the IMF's latest Irish review
The latest IMF update on Ireland’s financial health, summarised into handy bitesized chunks.
IMF approves €1.4bn loan - but has doubts about Ireland's return to markets
The latest quarterly review of Ireland’s bailout paints a mixed picture…
Rehn 'still hopes for Irish debt deal' - while Spain's bailout comes without budget rules
The commissioner says he still wants to assist Ireland – and confirms Spain’s banking bailout won’t bring new fiscal conditions.
FT warns Spain against Irish path of saving the banks
Spain looking at issuing promissory notes to prop up its largest bank to the tune of €19bn. Don’t do it, says the Financial Times – just look at Ireland…
ECB leaves interest rate unchanged at 1pc
ECB president: 'No plans to make a deal on promissory notes'
Mario Draghi tells Gay Mitchell there’s no deal – and is warned that the EU is only “slightly more popular than the measles”.
ECB president: 'Utmost importance' that Ireland continues promissory note repayments
Mario Draghi expects Ireland to keep up its annual repayments of the promissory note, dodging questions about a larger deal.
By the grace of God and blood sport: The week in quotes
“By the grace of God, we have won the most sensational victory in British political history.”
Census and celsius: the week in statistics
How many of us are there in Ireland? How hot was it here last week? And how much is Will Ferrell’s next film going to make?
Explainer: What's reportedly being discussed in talks on Ireland's bank debt?
RTÉ says Ireland’s banks could be given bonds by the EFSF, which could then be used to go to the ECB and get funds.
In protest: Anglo Not Our Debt and Donegal Action Against Austerity take to Dublin streets
Two protest groups have taken to the streets of Dublin today, demonstrating against austerity.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.
Confirmed: Noonan announces deal on promissory notes
The government had been in negotiations for some time with the European Central Bank over the €3.1 billion note which was due to be paid by this Saturday.
Fiscal compact referendum to be held on Thursday 31 May
Ireland will go to the polls in 65 days’ time to decide whether or not Ireland should ratify the European fiscal compact treaty.
Cabinet to decide on date for referendum on Fiscal Compact
This morning’s Cabinet meeting will also discuss the promissory note talks, ahead of a committee meeting with Patrick Honohan.
Businessman seeks judicial review of act related to promissory notes
Businessman David Hall is seeking a declaration that the part of the Credit Institutions Act under which the Minister for Finance can issue promissory notes be declared unconstitutional.
No ECB decision yet on Noonan's promissory notes proposal
The bank has ‘nothing to add’ on Noonan’s plan after today’s governing council meeting.
ECB set to discuss Irish deal on promissory note
Bloomberg reports Patrick Honohan will formally ask the ECB’s permission today to restructure Ireland’s promissory notes deal.
Noonan outlines possible changes to promissory note deal
The Finance Minister has told the Dáil that the €3.1 billion repayment due next week could be converted to a long-term bond instead.
Colm McCarthy: Irish bank debt was incurred "under threats" from ECB
The UCD economist said that no other eurozone country has taken on the kind of bank-related debt that Ireland took on – and warned that it may not be sustainable.
Ross doubts if deal on promissory notes will be done before 31 March
Meanwhile, Finance Minister Michael Noonan did not rule out the possibility of a deal before €3.1 billion is due to be paid at the end of the month.
Finance committee demands Honohan meeting as "urgent priority"
The Oireachtas finance committee formally writes to Patrick Honohan asking for a meeting before the promissory note payment.
Government lost committee vote 'because TDs were locked out of the room'
Two Fine Gael TDs left the room to try and round up their absent colleagues – and were locked out themselves.
Noonan heads to Paris to meet French counterpart Baroin
The meeting with Francois Baroin is billed as a St Patrick’s Day event, but the talks on the Anglo notes will likely be raised.
Government tastes defeat in committee vote over Anglo promissory note
The government loses a committee vote over whether to hold a hearing with Patrick Honohan – its first defeat since taking office.
Kenny deflects Dáil questions on talks over Anglo promissory note
The Taoiseach stonewalls queries on the progress of talks to minimise Ireland’s banking burden, or exactly what’s being discussed.
Cabinet will not order review of Frontline programme - Kenny
Enda Kenny says any independent review of RTÉ’s Frontline programme is a matter for the BAI and not the cabinet.
Fianna Fáil accuses Govt of putting debt deal in jeopardy
“All over the place” is how Michael McGrath described Fine Gael and Labour’s handling of the Anglo debt negotiations.