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# euro - Sunday 9 March, 2014

From Business ETC Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU? Opinion

Damien Kiberd: Why are the Irish not more critical of the EU?

And more to the point – are we “f**ked and brainwashed” by the ‘European Project’?

# euro - Tuesday 4 March, 2014

Here’s how much it’s costing to save Pompeii’s ruins

Parts of the Temple of Venus were damaged by rainfall earlier this week.

# euro - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a ‘reforming’ leader in Brussels?

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# euro - Saturday 25 January, 2014

From Business ETC Explainer: What is this SEPA thing all about? Mo Money Mo Rights

Explainer: What is this SEPA thing all about?

Have you your IBAN ready?

# euro - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

From Business ETC House prices in the euro area are still on the rise House Prices

House prices in the euro area are still on the rise

Countries like Slovenia and Denmark, however, are not faring well.

# euro - Monday 13 January, 2014

From Business ETC Your ‘firm and flexible’ friend: The new €10 banknote has arrived New Cash

Your ‘firm and flexible’ friend: The new €10 banknote has arrived

The new notes are designed to be more durable and more resistant to counterfeiting.

# euro - Saturday 4 January, 2014

Ariel Sharon, bankruptcy, and water meters: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people in the world are obese?

# euro - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

And then there were 18: Latvia joins the Euro today

There was some surprise about the timing of Latvia’s request to join the Euro, but its government thinks it will help to attract investors.

# euro - Tuesday 31 December, 2013

From Business ETC European stocks rise to cap a bumper 2013 for traders Markets

European stocks rise to cap a bumper 2013 for traders

Stocks have been boosted this year by the upbeat global economic outlook, low interest rates and central bank stimulus policies.

Check behind the couch, there’s still €231.3m worth of Punt hanging around

The Central Bank exchanged €1,600,000 worth of Irish pound in Euro between January 1 and December 17 this year.

# euro - Saturday 14 December, 2013

From Business ETC The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014 Bailout Exit

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# euro - Friday 22 November, 2013

Tough decisions ahead regardless of Troika involvement – Minister

Junior Minister Paschal Donohoe says that since we have now chosen to leave the bailout without a precautionary credit line, we must now keep borrowing rates low:

# euro - Thursday 14 November, 2013

“We fully support Ireland’s decision” – EU finance ministers

After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.

“The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme” – Noonan

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

# euro - 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.

# euro - Friday 8 November, 2013

Nobel economist says Ireland is looking at a “lost decade” after austerity

Josph Stiglitz said that austerity has been shown historically not to work and implementing such policies after 2008 was a bigger mistake then the choices made before the crash.

# euro - Monday 28 October, 2013

From Business ETC Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000 Cost Of Living

Switzerland is to vote on giving every citizen an unconditional income of €2,000

This is the result of a system where proposals which receive 100,000 signatures can be voted on by the public.

# euro - Tuesday 17 September, 2013

Vhi recovers almost €7m that was overcharged in 2012

A total of €10.5 million was recovered through the actions of its Special Claims Investigation Unit and third party recovery process.

# euro - Monday 16 September, 2013

Bank of England is trying out plastic banknotes – could it happen in Ireland?

Spoiler alert: Not in the near future, at least.

Wexford Town to stop using 1c and 2c coins today

The rounding trial runs until November and the project is being run by the Central Bank.

# euro - Sunday 15 September, 2013

From Business ETC Column: A breakdown of the Irish economic collapse Opinion

Column: A breakdown of the Irish economic collapse

Dr Donal Donovan considers who and what was responsible for the demise of the Celtic Tiger – and whether Ireland’s preferential corporate tax regime can be sustained in the face of pressures from other countries.

# euro - Wednesday 4 September, 2013

From Business ETC Building housing Avoca up for sale for €6 million Property

Building housing Avoca up for sale for €6 million

The building costs Avoca €430k to rent a year, and they have a 25-year lease.

# euro - Friday 9 August, 2013

From Business ETC Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability Mortgages

Irish mortgage rates increase in June despite ECB rate stability

The Central Bank says that mortgage rates in Irish banks have “diverged somewhat” from the ECB over the past year.

# euro - Friday 19 July, 2013

From The Daily Edge 1c and 2c coins should be abolished, and here’s why Poxy Change This post contains a poll

1c and 2c coins should be abolished, and here’s why

They are a constant irritation.

Poll: Should we abolish 1 cent and 2 cent coins? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should we abolish 1 cent and 2 cent coins?

A Wexford town is going to be the guinea pig for abolishing the smallest denomination Euro coins. Good idea? Bad idea?

# euro - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.

# euro - Wednesday 10 July, 2013

From Business ETC Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year Latvia

Just like us: Latvia will be using the euro from 1 January next year

The decision was confirmed by the European Council yesterday and will give the Baltic state six months to prepare for the changeover.

Government needs to press ahead with €3.1 billion Budget adjustment, ESRI says

The think tank says the package is the best course of action, whatever happens in the economy.

# euro - Wednesday 26 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Here’s why it’s a good thing you didn’t win the Euromillions Better Off

Here’s why it’s a good thing you didn’t win the Euromillions

No really. You’ll feel much better about it once you’ve read this.

# euro - Friday 14 June, 2013

From Business ETC Levels of employment in European Union still falling Jobs

Levels of employment in European Union still falling

Figures published by Eurostat show that over 220 million people were employed in the EU in the first quarter of this year.

# euro - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

It might be time to say goodbye to those tiny cent coins

The European Commission is looking at replacing one and two cent coins or getting rid of them entirely due to the costs involved in making them.

# euro - Monday 8 April, 2013

From Business ETC Huge number of Irish firms not ready for SEPA Europe

Huge number of Irish firms not ready for SEPA

The single euro payments area (SEPA) will be launched early next year.

# euro - Sunday 24 March, 2013

From Business ETC Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus Explainer

Explainer: Your 25-point crash course on what’s happening in Cyprus

Bailouts! Deposit levies! Leaving the euro? It’s all been happening in the last ten days.

# euro - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From Business ETC UPDATE: Cyprus to create ‘solidarity fund’ Crisis

UPDATE: Cyprus to create ‘solidarity fund’

The country’s president said a decision must be made today. Meanwhile, the Finance Minister remains in Russia for negotiations.

# euro - Sunday 10 February, 2013

From Business ETC EU ‘fears’ Berlusconi’s return to power: Monti Italy

EU ‘fears’ Berlusconi’s return to power: Monti

Italy’s outgoing Prime Minister has expressed fears over Silvio Berlusconi’s potential negative effect on the euro, should his party win this month’s election.

# euro - Saturday 2 February, 2013

Latvia to ask permission to adopt the euro

The country, which had previously borrowed €7.5 billion in bailout funds, intends to send a formal request to the European Union this month.

Ireland still has 39% chance of defaulting, says Government’s budget adviser

Professor John McHale, the chairman of the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council, said Ireland has made huge progress – but is not out of the woods yet.

# euro - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent EU

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent

An extra 187,300 people have joined Spain’s jobless queue – bringing the total to 5.97 million people.

# euro - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

From Business ETC Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland’s loan repayments Bailout

Eurozone finance ministers agree to examine Ireland’s loan repayments

The deal has been hailed by finance minister Michael Noonan as having the potential to save Ireland billions of euro.

# euro - Saturday 19 January, 2013

One third think Ireland should leave the EU if the UK does

A Red C poll on Ireland and the EU found the vast majority of people think Ireland has benefited from its membership of the EU.

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