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#Debt

# debt - Sunday 12 October, 2014

Here are three Budget ideas that can solve a social problem, spur the economy, and save money

Dr Daragh McGreal has been crunching numbers and formulating policies for months. Here are a few of them…

# debt - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

From Business ETC Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country Bond Holders

Less than half of Irish bonds are held in the country

The nominal value of outstanding Government bonds now stands at €112,240 million.

# debt - Tuesday 9 September, 2014

James Reilly offloads nursing home debt burden

A group of investors that includes the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs will clear the €1.9 million debt they were made to pay in a 2012 commercial court ruling.

# debt - Friday 5 September, 2014

From Business ETC SMEs dipping back into loans from ‘bailed-out banks’ Falling Debt

SMEs dipping back into loans from ‘bailed-out banks’

But total borrowings for small business are still headed south.

# debt - Tuesday 2 September, 2014

From Business ETC Michael Noonan’s going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions This Charming Man

Michael Noonan’s going on a European charm offensive worth hundreds of millions

The Minister is looking to seal a deal for early repayment of our IMF loans, which would bring down repayments considerably.

# debt - Friday 29 August, 2014

From Business ETC Irish aversion to debt is “most disappointing” aspect of recovery Borrower Nor A Lender

Irish aversion to debt is “most disappointing” aspect of recovery

Loan repayments were €437 million higher than new lending last month.

# debt - Monday 25 August, 2014

From Business ETC Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs Tackling Debt

Life after debt: advice for heavily-burdened SMEs

ISME is to run a series of free advice sessions for struggling business owners.

From Business ETC Ulster Bank is feeling good about the economy – and predicting 3.1% growth this year Looking Up

Ulster Bank is feeling good about the economy – and predicting 3.1% growth this year

The bank is predicting a broader based recovery, with jobs outside Dublin on the cards.

# debt - Sunday 24 August, 2014

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden? Budget 2015 This post contains a poll

If 13 cent of every €1 raised in taxes pays down debt what can be done to ease the burden?

In the run-up to Budget 2015, Dr Daragh McGreal looks at the issue of Ireland’s ‘unsustainable’ debt.

# debt - Wednesday 20 August, 2014

From Business ETC Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting Debt Hangover

Nearly half of SMEs with Celtic Tiger property debts are defaulting

Jobs in the SME sector could be threatened by bad property debts, according to the Central Bank.

# debt - Friday 8 August, 2014

The 9 at 9: Friday

It’s Friday – and here’s everything you need to know as you start your day.

# debt - Friday 1 August, 2014

From Business ETC The Briefcase: good numbers, burnt bondholders, and the ghosts of Irish banking Inbox Me

# debt - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

From Business ETC Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP It Gets Better

Government deficit drops to 5.6% of GDP

That’s down from 7.9% this time last year.

# debt - Monday 14 July, 2014

Insolvency service seals threefold increase in debt arrangements

Although coming off a low base, the insolvency service is happy to see growth.

# debt - Saturday 12 July, 2014

Opinion: Reluctance to repossess homes just drags out the misery for those in serious debt

Politicians are bemoaning the fact that older people might now have to carry debt onto their pension books – but that’s the risk of re-mortgaging.

# debt - Monday 30 June, 2014

From Business ETC Sell your house, bring the negative equity with you – is the new AIB mortgage plan a good one? Positive Negative

Sell your house, bring the negative equity with you – is the new AIB mortgage plan a good one?

The bank has launched a new product that will help people in negative equity move – but they’ll take the debt with them.

# debt - Friday 27 June, 2014

From Business ETC O’Reilly fails to slow AIB’s asset pursuit over €22 million debt Hard Times

O’Reilly fails to slow AIB’s asset pursuit over €22 million debt

The one-time Heinz chairman has failed to slow down the banks pursuit of his assets.

# debt - Saturday 21 June, 2014

From Business ETC Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial Banking Inquiry

Aaron McKenna: The opposition has missed the chance to expose the banking show trial

This ‘inquiry’ has no credibility whatsoever and a decent opposition would have resigned en masse in protest.

# debt - Friday 20 June, 2014

From Business ETC NAMA completes largest ever loan transaction at €5.6bn Sold

NAMA completes largest ever loan transaction at €5.6bn

It consisted mostly of loans secured on assets in Northern Ireland.

From Business ETC Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice? National Debt

Opinion: Is austerity really a necessity – or do we have a choice?

We’ve been told that we have no choice but to accept austerity measures to get the country back on its feet… but is that really true?

# debt - Thursday 19 June, 2014

From Business ETC Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt Austerity

Opinion: Enda — don’t blow the recovery on a PR stunt

Giving tax cuts in the upcoming budget would be popular, but it’s not the right thing to do.

# debt - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

Opinion: How can we revitalise rural towns? Simple – take some of the risk out of doing business

The key to taking advantage of the bounce-back is to remove some of the fixed costs involved in starting up a business (or keeping one going).

# debt - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

From Business ETC Think you’re in debt? Try being an Irish hotel, they collectively owe €5.3bn Cashflow

# debt - Monday 2 June, 2014

From Business ETC Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report Rein It In

Criticisms of Irish healthcare overspend and unemployment levels in EU report

The European Commission has recommended that the government ensure that excessive debt is corrected in a sustainable manner by 2015 and beyond.

# debt - Thursday 22 May, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland got ‘stuffed’ on banking debt – Martin Wolf Debt Hangover

Ireland got ‘stuffed’ on banking debt – Martin Wolf

The Financial Times columnist says that the eurozone is being run for “the benefit of creditors”.

# debt - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Opinion: Don’t let the word ‘bankruptcy’ scare you, it is now a viable option

Bankruptcy is a recognition and embrace of failure. If properly understood people can emerge from it stronger than before, writes Ross Maguire SC.

# debt - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes – this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life

“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”

# debt - Friday 16 May, 2014

From Business ETC Are Irish businesses in better financial health than we thought? Better Off Debt

Are Irish businesses in better financial health than we thought?

Nearly one third of Irish SMEs carry no debt at all, with only seven per cent carrying debt higher than their turnover.

# debt - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

From Business ETC Bank of Ireland: no debt write-downs for small businesses Debt Burden

Bank of Ireland: no debt write-downs for small businesses

As with mortgages, it seems the bank is taking a hard line on debt forgiveness.

# debt - Thursday 8 May, 2014

From Business ETC Ireland’s household debt dropped by €2.4 billion in three months Improvement

Ireland’s household debt dropped by €2.4 billion in three months

New figures from the Central Bank show we’re paying down debt at the fastest rate since 2012.

# debt - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

From Business ETC Noonan says SME debt is being ‘sorted out’ Restructuring

Noonan says SME debt is being ‘sorted out’

The Minister for Finance said SME debt is ‘far down’ the list of concerns in comparison to national debt.

# debt - Friday 2 May, 2014

From Business ETC 66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse Hospitality

66 per cent of hotels and restaurants at risk of collapse

The construction industry and retail sector are not doing too great either, according to credit-risk analysts.

# debt - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

From Business ETC Honohan “not happy” about mortgage sales to vulture funds Vulture Culture

Honohan “not happy” about mortgage sales to vulture funds

Central Bank governor says he told the Government of his concerns over protections for mortgage holders.

Stay the course on austerity, warns Honohan

Honohan warns that deviation from the current path would be “folly”.

# debt - Sunday 20 April, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits Opinion

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# 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.

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