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Debt

# debt - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Richie Boucher defends €843,000 pay, says BOI is ‘comfortable’

Bank of Ireland officials told the finance committee that they would veto any suggestion of debt write-down made by a Personal Insolvency Practitioner.

Booby-trapped car explodes outside bank in Athens

The explosion came as Greece prepared to return to bond markets. No one was injured in the incident.

# debt - Wednesday 9 April, 2014

AIB explains why its home repossessions tripled last year

The bank is currently engaged in 9,000 legal or potential legal cases with customers in mortgage arrears.

The government has sold thousands of mortgage owners ‘down the river’ – Donnelly

Independent TD Stephen Donnelly accused the government of failing to take the welfare of “tens of thousands of men, women and children” into account when selling mortgage loans to US hedge funds.

Up to one in five PTSB customers in mortgage arrears are not engaging with the bank

Officials from Permanent TSB told the Oireachtas finance committee that 85 per cent of customers offered a split-mortgage had agreed to the deal.

# debt - Thursday 3 April, 2014

From Business ETC Just four mortgage deals have been completed by the Insolvency Service Debt Relief

Just four mortgage deals have been completed by the Insolvency Service

66 people have been made bankrupt in 2014 so far, more than all of last year.

# debt - Thursday 13 March, 2014

From Business ETC Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt

Sold: NTMA sells €1 billion worth of Irish government debt

The yield of 2.967% is less than was previously expected.

# debt - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Column: There are fewer bankruptcies than expected so far this year. Why?

A stand-off between debtors and creditors has led to a slow down in formal insolvency arrangements, write Anthony Joyce and Karl Deeter.

# debt - Friday 7 March, 2014

From Business ETC A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009 Debt

A Greek bank is to issue bonds for the first time since 2009

Piraeus Bank SA requires more than €6 billion worth of capital.

# debt - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

From Business ETC Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts Debt Ratio

Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts

Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.

# debt - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

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# debt - Sunday 19 January, 2014

Mathews wants all the political parties to support his European Parliament bid

Ireland needs a “straight-talking team” of 11 MEPs to help negotiate a debt write down, the Independent TD believes, but he has not held talks with any of the parties about joining them or getting their support.

# debt - Tuesday 14 January, 2014

From Business ETC Carl Scarpa to exit examinership and save jobs but two stores will close Carl Scarpa

Carl Scarpa to exit examinership and save jobs but two stores will close

The Blanchardstown and Belfast stores will shut but 68 out of 80 at risk roles will remain.

# debt - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

From Business ETC Why the world’s saying ‘Ireland is back’ Back In Business

Why the world’s saying ‘Ireland is back’

Following yesterday’s successful debt sale the world’s media is clamouring to say why we’re back in business.

# debt - Thursday 26 December, 2013

Thousands asked for help from insolvency service in its first months

In the first three months of the ISI’s existence, it was inundated with calls and emails.

# debt - Friday 20 December, 2013

‘Ireland wasn’t a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland’s banks’- Barroso

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# debt - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

From Business ETC Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries Opinion

Column: Our lack of willingness to promote transparency is damaging developing countries

Ireland cannot give with one hand to developing countries while facilitating tax avoidance at the same time, writes Morina O’Neill.

# debt - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From Business ETC Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders Christmas Cost

Half will borrow to pay for Christmas as younger people look to moneylenders

The 18-34 age bracket are the most likely to use a moneylender with 12 per cent say they will do so in 2013.

# debt - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Column: The governments controlling the euro are no friends of Ireland

Isn’t it reasonable to ask why we are destroying ourselves to save a system that has failed us – and offers only further suffering into the future? The Ballyhea campaign group is highlighting Ireland’s debt injustice, writes Rory Hearne.

# debt - Tuesday 3 December, 2013

From Business ETC Four A|wear stores remain open following examiner appointment Examinership

Four A|wear stores remain open following examiner appointment

Following the fashion chain entering receivership, stores in Blanchardstown, Dundrum, Grafton Street and Sligo are still trading.

New bankruptcy rules to be signed into law by Minister Shatter today

The new procedures reduce the term of bankruptcy in Ireland from 12 years to three.

Iceland to write €24,000 off every household mortgage

Despite international opposition, the Reykjavik government will press ahead with the debt relief plan.

# debt - Sunday 1 December, 2013

Column: The pain of debt is not quick – it is a ceiling that lowers inch by crucifying inch

What is debt, and why do we all buy into this debt culture? Jillian Godsil discusses her own financial problems and the unsustainable status quo of modern Ireland.

# debt - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Additional consumer protections for debt management firms published

The draft paper proposes debt management firms should provide more information to customers about the service they offer and their charges.

‘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.

From Business ETC 85 per cent in debt deals are families with children Personal Insolvency

85 per cent in debt deals are families with children

In the first 20 deals, one quarter voluntarily handed the keys to their property over to the bank.

# debt - Friday 22 November, 2013

Nick Leeson: Positive talk sounds hollow in the corridors of power

Talking up the state of the economy got us into this mess in the first place – but things are not looking up for the average man and woman.

# debt - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

From Business ETC Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed. Column

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.

# debt - Thursday 7 November, 2013

From Business ETC Column: We won’t give up the fight for international debt justice Opinion

Column: We won’t give up the fight for international debt justice

We are paying off debts that are not our own – but through consistent, popular resistance, our society can be free of this crisis, writes Nessa Ní Chasaide.

# debt - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Column: We hope to ease the enormous pressure placed on mortgage holders

A new initiative spearheaded by the Irish Mortgage Holders Organisation aims to help these borrowers and others who are reluctant to engage with the banks, writes Dr Constantin Gurdgiev.

# debt - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Paschal Donohoe: ‘The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers’ ESM

Paschal Donohoe: ‘The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers’

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

# debt - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

From Business ETC Latest CSO stats show improvement in Government deficit DEFICIT FIGURES

Latest CSO stats show improvement in Government deficit

The General Government Deficit for the second quarter was 6 per cent of GDP.

# debt - Wednesday 16 October, 2013

Cigarettes and lots of debt: 7 things in Budget 2014 that you may have missed

We’ve read the Budget documents so you don’t have to…

# debt - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Markets wobble as US debt talks falter

Fitch has placed the US credit rating on a Negative Watch, as the stock market fell today.

# debt - Saturday 12 October, 2013

How 9 countries saw inflation evolve into hyperinflation

These crises mostly occurred after World War II, and in Latin American during the 1980s. Here’s why.

These four counties have no personal insolvency practitioners

Dublin has the highest number of PIPs, followed by Cork and Galway.

# debt - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

Column: Legal protection of “accountant” is an essential matter of public protection

You don’t have to look too far to see the consequences of bad financial advice in Ireland – and yet anyone can set themselves up as an accountant, without education, qualifications or experience, writes Joe Aherne.

# debt - Monday 30 September, 2013

From Business ETC Extract: This crisis shows the old ways have failed – and we’re on the cusp of new discoveries Opinion

Extract: This crisis shows the old ways have failed – and we’re on the cusp of new discoveries

I am an economics student, so you might be surprised to hear that I’m somewhat optimistic about our future. Why? Because we are passing through a unique window of opportunity to change our world, writes Robert Nielsen.

# debt - Friday 27 September, 2013

From Business ETC Cyprus gets €1.5bn from EU’s emergency fund Loan

Cyprus gets €1.5bn from EU’s emergency fund

The crisis-hit nation has now received half of the package it was pencilled to get from the ESM.

# debt - Thursday 26 September, 2013

From Business ETC Charts: Here’s how the government’s liabilities have increased to €208bn in five years Fiscal Advisory Council

Charts: Here’s how the government’s liabilities have increased to €208bn in five years

The government’s liabilities last year were a whopping €208 billion.

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