# euro - Sunday 6 May, 2012
Most of us hate carrying them – and some of us don’t even pick them up if we drop them. So could we just phase them out?
# euro - Thursday 3 May, 2012
A new report says that more and more self-employed people are having difficulties in accessing credit and paying their mortgage and loan payments.
# euro - Tuesday 1 May, 2012
# euro - Monday 23 April, 2012
Geir Haarde has been found guilty of one of the charges against him – however he will face no punishment and the state will pay his expenses in defending the case.
# euro - Sunday 22 April, 2012
INTO conference motion from Enniscorthy district sought to double teachers’ breastfeeding time entitlements.
# euro - Saturday 21 April, 2012
The Finance Minister has confirmed that 24 staff at the institution, which is 99.8 per cent owned by the State, are continuing to receive salaries in excess of €250,000.
While £2m of punts were exchanged between mid-February and mid-March, over 7.5 per cent of all old Irish currency is still out there…
# euro - Thursday 19 April, 2012
Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.
# euro - Tuesday 17 April, 2012
5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…
Spain’s 10 year bond yields have traded above six per cent for a second day as the country prepares for bond auctions on 12- and 18-month bills.
# euro - Monday 16 April, 2012
Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.
# euro - Sunday 15 April, 2012
The Tánaiste has said that passing of the upcoming fiscal compact referendum was essential to attracting investment to Ireland.
# euro - Friday 13 April, 2012
Portugal’s parliament ratifies the treaty with a huge majority, following Greece in signing up to the new treaty.
# euro - Wednesday 4 April, 2012
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European Central Bank is set to keep interest rates at the record low of 1 per cent later today. # euro - Monday 2 April, 2012
Eurozone unemployment in February hit the highest level since the introduction of the single currency, according to newly released figures. # euro - Monday 19 March, 2012
We’ve translated the treaty, sentence by sentence, to try and make the document easier to read for the general public.
# euro - Thursday 15 March, 2012
This treaty will solidify EU control over Ireland, while most of our politicians are effectively silenced. We need a proper legal hearing, writes Dr John O’Brennan.
# euro - Saturday 10 March, 2012
# euro - Tuesday 6 March, 2012
The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.
Eurozone GDP contracted by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2011 – in comparison to a 0.7 per cent rise during the same period last year. # euro - Monday 5 March, 2012
Populist right-winger Geert Wilders has said the Netherlands should leave the euro – despite its triple-A credit rating.
# euro - Monday 27 February, 2012
Germany’s Interior Minister has controversially suggested that EU member states should encourage struggling Greece to leave the eurozone. What do you think?
# euro - Friday 24 February, 2012
European Commission says that economic recovery in the eurozone will be sluggish for the first half of the year before a modest pick-up occurs.
Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.
# euro - Thursday 23 February, 2012
The Minister for Justice has said that there’s nothing suspicious about people exchanging their punts for euro more than ten years after the changeover.
# euro - Tuesday 21 February, 2012
The second bailout will avoid the risk of a Greek default next month and contains strict rules for Greece to control its finances.
# euro - Monday 20 February, 2012
Arriving in Brussels, Evangelos Venizelos says Greece is “ready to conclude this long process” and secure more funding.
Days past the original deadline, eurozone finance ministers are to decide on the €130 billion rescue package today.
# euro - Thursday 16 February, 2012
Even with a huge writedown Greece’s debts would still be above the acceptable level, a
European diplomat has said. # euro - Wednesday 15 February, 2012
We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.
# euro - Friday 10 February, 2012
The Greek daily Dimokratia isn’t best pleased with the EU-enforced austerity. Check out yesterday’s front page…
EU finance ministers are refusing to release the aid package despite a deal reached by Greece’s leaders yesterday.
# euro - Thursday 9 February, 2012
The party leader said: “We have never voted against a
European treaty and I don’t believe we will start with this one.” # euro - Wednesday 8 February, 2012
Talks have been delayed for days despite growing signs that the country could be forced out of the euro.
# euro - Tuesday 7 February, 2012
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Prime minister Lucas Papademos blamed the delay on “missing paperwork”.
# euro - Friday 3 February, 2012
The Fianna Fáil leader has written to the Taoiseach seeking answers to six questions about the wording of the fiscal compact.
# euro - Tuesday 31 January, 2012
The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.
The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.