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# euro - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Could Ireland ever abandon the 1c and 2c coins? Loose Change This post contains a poll

Could Ireland ever abandon the 1c and 2c coins?

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

Report: Hard times for self-employed

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

Looking for a licence to print money?

Here’s where to apply…

# euro - Monday 23 April, 2012

Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges

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

Teachers sought increase in breastfeeding time allowance

INTO conference motion from Enniscorthy district sought to double teachers’ breastfeeding time entitlements.

# euro - Saturday 21 April, 2012

24 AIB employees continue to earn basic salaries over €250k

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.

From Business ETC £283m of punts still in circulation Punters

£283m of punts still in circulation

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

From Business ETC Bank of Ireland introduces new mortgage options Bank Of Ireland

Bank of Ireland introduces new mortgage options

The bank has launched two new options – Trade Up Negative Equity and Trade Down Negative Equity – that will allow greater numbers of customers in negative equity to move home.

From Business ETC Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off Spain

Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off

Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.

# euro - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken Spain

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken

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

From Business ETC Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark Spain

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.

# euro - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Gilmore says fiscal stability treaty is ‘critical’ for future of the euro

The Tánaiste has said that passing of the upcoming fiscal compact referendum was essential to attracting investment to Ireland.

# euro - Friday 13 April, 2012

Two down, 23 to go: Portugal second country to ratify Fiscal Compact

Portugal’s parliament ratifies the treaty with a huge majority, following Greece in signing up to the new treaty.

# euro - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

From Business ETC ECB to keep interest rates at 1 per cent ECB

ECB to keep interest rates at 1 per cent

The European Central Bank is set to keep interest rates at the record low of 1 per cent later today.

# euro - Monday 2 April, 2012

From Business ETC Eurozone unemployment hits 10.8 per cent Unemployment

Eurozone unemployment hits 10.8 per cent

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

Translated: The Fiscal Compact rewritten in layman’s terms Exclusive

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

Column: Referendum or no, the fiscal treaty should go to the Supreme Court

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

Labour plays down Nessa Childers comments on fiscal compact

Childers told a newspaper that the treaty was “designed to satisfy the Germans”, and would have been voted down by MEPs.

# euro - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: Fiscal compact? Time to send Merkozy back to Economics 101

The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.

From Business ETC Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011 Eurozone

Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011

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

Dutch politician calls for country to exit eurozone

Populist right-winger Geert Wilders has said the Netherlands should leave the euro – despite its triple-A credit rating.

# euro - Monday 27 February, 2012

Poll: Should Greece be encouraged to leave the eurozone? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Greece be encouraged to leave the eurozone?

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

From Business ETC Eurozone in ‘mild recession with signs of stabilisation’ Eurozone

Eurozone in ‘mild recession with signs of stabilisation’

The 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.

Taoiseach meets Angela Merkel and ‘Super Mario’

Enda Kenny discussed Ireland’s attempts at economic recovery with the German Chancellor outside Berlin last night.

# euro - Thursday 23 February, 2012

There’s IR£285m in Irish punts still just lying around

The Central Bank says there are €362.5 million of Irish punts still to be exchanged – that’s £62.32 for everyone in Ireland.

Central Bank still exchanging €10k worth of punts every day

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

Eurozone agrees on new €130 billion bailout deal for Greece

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

From Business ETC Greek minister ‘optimistic’ about approval of second €130bn bailout Greece

Greek minister ‘optimistic’ about approval of second €130bn bailout

Arriving in Brussels, Evangelos Venizelos says Greece is “ready to conclude this long process” and secure more funding.

Euro ministers to decide on Greece bailout

Days past the original deadline, eurozone finance ministers are to decide on the €130 billion rescue package today.

# euro - Thursday 16 February, 2012

From Business ETC Greek debt deal ‘not enough’ to save country – diplomat Greece

Greek debt deal ‘not enough’ to save country – diplomat

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

Column: The markets are holding us hostage – but here’s our escape route

We’re running scared from the financial bogeymen, but our governments could easily take control, writes Martin O’Dea.

# euro - Friday 10 February, 2012

‘Memorandum macht frei’: how one Greek paper views the second bailout

The Greek daily Dimokratia isn’t best pleased with the EU-enforced austerity. Check out yesterday’s front page…

EU withholds Greek bailout until new conditions are met

EU finance ministers are refusing to release the aid package despite a deal reached by Greece’s leaders yesterday.

# euro - Thursday 9 February, 2012

Fianna Fáil likely to back ‘Yes’ vote in any EU referendum – Martin

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

Greek leaders start crucial austerity talks (finally)

Talks have been delayed for days despite growing signs that the country could be forced out of the euro.

# euro - Tuesday 7 February, 2012

Greece delays crucial talks as EU piles on pressure Greece This post contains videos

Greece delays crucial talks as EU piles on pressure

Prime minister Lucas Papademos blamed the delay on “missing paperwork”.

# euro - Friday 3 February, 2012

Micheál Martin calls for clarification on EU treaty

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

Kenny ‘acted like an eejit’ with Sarkozy, insists angry Adams

The first Dáil exchanges since the EU treaty was finalised are angry ones, as Kenny and Adams exchange particularly harsh words.

Final text of Fiscal Compact deal may allow Ireland to avoid referendum

The final text of the treaty agreed by 25 EU leaders last night says the debt brake will only ‘preferably’ be constitutional.