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#State Assets

# state-assets - Sunday 25 January, 2015

The Government is willing to consider offers for Aer Lingus

Paschal Donohoe says Ireland’s connectivity is just as important as the price though.

# state-assets - Friday 20 June, 2014

Ever heard of Ervia? That's what Bord Gáis Eireann is now called

However, customers will still deal with either Irish Water or Gas Networks Ireland.

# state-assets - Friday 13 December, 2013

Bord Gáis sale is 'selling the family silver' - union boss

Arthur Hall said that the government had accepted a deal below what the company is worth.

# state-assets - Thursday 21 November, 2013

'This is wonderful': 'Rattled' Gilmore slams 'hard-necked hypocrisy' of Fianna Fáil

The Tánaiste gleefully engaged in one of the government’s favourite pasttimes at Leaders’ Questions this morning: Having a go at Fianna Fáil.

# state-assets - Wednesday 18 September, 2013

Bord Gais Energy to be sold in the next three months

The Government is hoping to bring in around €1 billion from the sale of the company.

# state-assets - Friday 9 August, 2013

Bord Gáis seeking 7 per cent price hike from October

The move would add almost nine euro per month to the average household winter gas bill.

# state-assets - Monday 29 July, 2013

Plan for sale of Bord Gáis Energy published by Government

It’s expected around a billion euro will be raised by the sale, with around half of the funds raised going to pay down bailout debt.

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The OPW is going to take an inventory of everything owned by the State

Minister of State Brian Hayes hopes to have details on every building, every piece of land and every table and chair owned by the State to be online by the beginning of next year.

# state-assets - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Howlin: Conditions are not right for selling our stake in Aer Lingus

Public Expenditure and Reform Minister Brendan Howlin told an Oireachtas committee that “optimal conditions do not exist” for disposing of the government’s 25 per cent stake.

# state-assets - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

Cabinet abandons plan to sell off felling rights for public forests

The planned sale of Coillte harvesting rights has been called off, with the agency now set to merge with Bord na Mona.

# state-assets - Friday 3 May, 2013

The Evening Fix… now with added Daft Punk on piano

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

For sale: State asset sell-off begins as Bord Gáis Energy invites bids

The energy arm of Bord Gáis Éireann is one of a number of State-run companies the government intends to sell-off in the coming year.

# state-assets - Saturday 16 March, 2013

Bank deposits hit as EU/IMF bailout for Cyprus agreed

Deposits in Cypriot banks will be hit with a one-off levy of 6.75 per cent with those with over €100,000 in banks hit with a 9.9 per cent levy under the €10 billion bailout proposal.

# state-assets - Tuesday 26 February, 2013

'2,500 jobs jeopardised' by sale of Coillte's harvesting rights - report

The Irish Timber Council, representing the country’s sawmills, says that the entire industry is at risk from the proposed sell-off of harvesting rights on Coillte forests.

# state-assets - Friday 11 January, 2013

Half of proceeds from State assets sale must pay down debt - Troika Exclusive

The government is keen to use all of the money from the sale of State assets in “one shape or another” to fund job creation initiatives but the Troika appears more focussed on reducing the debt.

# state-assets - Tuesday 17 July, 2012

Government's €2.25 billion stimulus plan hopes to create 13,000 jobs

A major programme of motorway upgrades, as well as spending in justice, health and education, will begin next year.

New DIT campus at Grangegorman to be part of €2bn stimulus package

Schools, healthcare and roads are also likely to benefit from measures being announced by the government later today.

# state-assets - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Half of proceeds from sale of State assets can be used for jobs - Howlin

The Public Expenditure and Reform Minister said that negotiations with the Troika had yielded such an agreement with the other half of the money being leveraged for further stimulus measures.

# state-assets - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning! Here’s nine things you should know before 9am on the first day of summer.

# state-assets - Tuesday 24 April, 2012

Howlin insists no possibility of selling off Irish Water

The public expenditure minister says Irish Water will not form part of the Bord Gais sell-off – but the opposition aren’t convinced.

# state-assets - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

Plumbers' association 'ready to start work' on installing water meters

The Association of Plumbing and Heating Contractors says it has 350 firms which could be used to install meters quickly.

17 questions (and answers) about those new water charges’s Q&A on one of the most controversial issues of the day…

# state-assets - Saturday 14 April, 2012

Labour delegates vote to oppose sale of semi-state assets

Gardaí deployed pepper spray on protesters gathered outside the conference, and a cameraman was reportedly injured.

# state-assets - Thursday 5 April, 2012

Aer Lingus passenger numbers up by 8.2 per cent

The airline has reported increased traffic on both long and short-haul flights.

# state-assets - Tuesday 28 February, 2012

IMF signs off on latest €3.2 billion loan to Ireland

The IMF signs off on the fifth review of its bailout, and is releasing €3.2 billion to Ireland – bringing its total IMF debt to €16bn.

# state-assets - Monday 27 February, 2012

Moody's backs 'credit positive' sale of state assets

In its weekly credit outlook, Moody’s welcomes the plans to sell state assets – but that our position remains “challenging”.

# state-assets - Sunday 26 February, 2012

Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes Said And Done This post contains images

Leftist flamboyance and corrosive cynicism: The week in quotes

“Autism is a theory. It is not a fact”

# state-assets - Saturday 25 February, 2012

Prime numbers: The week in stats

Debts, draw-downs, state assets and lunar rock – all of that, and more, in your weekly numerical wrap-up.

# state-assets - Thursday 23 February, 2012

FF's Martin attacks "bare-faced lies" over sale of state assets

Micheál Martin says Labour ministers are “covering their tracks” by claiming Fianna Fáil agreed to the sale of state assets.

# state-assets - Wednesday 22 February, 2012

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The Daily Fix: Wednesday

Your nightly news round-up of the day’s biggest stories…

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

'It makes no economic sense': Sale of state assets criticised by opposition

Sinn Féin and Fianna Fáil have both criticised the government’s announcement on the sale of State assets today.

Kenny: I don't foresee sale of state assets in 2012

Taoiseach Enda Kenny tells the Dáil that “commencement and realisation” of selling state assets may begin in 2013.

Parts of Bord Gais and ESB to be sold off to raise €3bn

The government is considering selling parts of Coillte and Aer Lingus when conditions improve – and has insisted that there will not be a fire sale.

Government to reveal which State assets are up for sale

The bailout deal requires Ireland to sell off some State assets – and the full list will be announced by Brendan Howlin later this morning.

# state-assets - Wednesday 15 February, 2012

Rabbitte, McGrath in war of words over state assets

Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesman takes issue with Pat Rabbitte’s claims that the sale of state assets was demanded by FF.

# state-assets - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Latest memorandum reveals more austerity ahead in Budget 2013

The latest memorandum of understanding between Ireland and the Troika also states for the first time that money raised from the sale of State assets can be used for reinvestment in the economy.

# state-assets - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Colm McCarthy appointed to board of Dublin Airport Authority

He is joined by former Bord Gais CEO Gerry Walsh and aviation executive John Lynch.

# state-assets - Monday 6 February, 2012

Bord na Móna workers to vote on industrial action in pay row

Unions say staff at the semi-State body are due a 3.5 per cent pay increase, but the company has said this would cost jobs.

# state-assets - Sunday 22 January, 2012

The Daily Fix: Sunday

In tonight’s Fix: State assets, assassinations, apologies, and a glamour model turns to economics…

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