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# downgraded - Sunday 3 December, 2017

'Save our A&E': Thousands attend protest to protect services at Portlaoise hospital

It has been proposed that the hospital be downgraded.

# downgraded - Tuesday 29 August, 2017

'That is not the way a health service works': Harris extremely concerned if patients seeking help are turned away

A man suffered a heart attack after being turned away from St Columcille’s Hospital in Loughllinstown.

# downgraded - Friday 21 July, 2017

HSE boss defends the downgrading of Roscommon Hospital

The downgrading of the hospital and the closure of the emergency department polarised the community back in 2011.

# downgraded - Monday 27 June, 2016

Remember credit ratings? Britain's has just taken a beating

The Brexit train keeps on rolling.

# downgraded - Sunday 27 December, 2015

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand' Downgraded This post contains videos

'I’ve gone to funerals where mourners would refuse to shake my hand'

Fine Gael TD Frank Feighan opens up about a turbulent four years that convinced him to retire from politics.

# downgraded - Saturday 1 December, 2012

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Good morning! Here’s the nine things you need to know as you kick off your weekend.

# downgraded - Tuesday 20 November, 2012

European stock markets waver after France loses AAA rating

European markets have all recorded modest gains, apparently in expectation of a deal to lend Greece the cash it needs.

# downgraded - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Moody's downgrades 28 Spanish banks over debt concerns

Banks downgraded last night include one of the eurozone’s biggest – Banco Santander.

# downgraded - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Downgraded: Moody's slashes Spain's credit rating

The downgrade comes on foot of an agreement reached at the weekend to bailout Spain’s troubled banking system.

# downgraded - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Downgraded: Spain's credit rating slashed by Fitch with negative outlook

The cost of bailing out Spain’s banks could be as high as €100 billion, the ratings agency warned as it forecast a recession for the rest of this year and next.

# downgraded - Tuesday 14 February, 2012

Interest rates plunge as Italy raises €6 billion in new auction

What downgrade? Italy flogs billions in 12-year bonds with interest rates falling dramatically on a similar bond last month.

# downgraded - Monday 13 February, 2012

Two ratings agencies downgrade Spanish banks

Fitch cut the ratings on four of Spain’s financial institutions – while S&P downgraded 15.

# downgraded - Friday 6 January, 2012

Fitch ratings agency downgrades Hungary to junk status

The agency also said there was a more than 50 per cent chance of another downgrade within two years.

# downgraded - Wednesday 30 November, 2011

S&P downgrades major US banks

The agency’s latest credit ratings downgrades include Bank of America, Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Chase.

# downgraded - Friday 25 November, 2011

More bad news for Belgium with credit rating downgrade

On top of its lack-of-a-government woes, Belgium’s credit rating has just been downgraded with a negative outlook…

# downgraded - Friday 14 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

Spain's credit rating downgraded by Standard and Poor's

It cut its long-term rating to “AA-” from “AA.” The outlook on the rating is “negative.”

# downgraded - Tuesday 23 August, 2011

S&P boss steps down, weeks after unprecedented US downgrade

Deven Sharma, the president of Standard & Poor’s, will step down within a month after facing criticism for lowering the US’s rating.

# downgraded - Saturday 6 August, 2011

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Everything you need to know by 9am including bad news for the US; Gaybo for the Áras; a hero security guard; and the end of Facebook spam?

Downgraded: US loses AAA credit rating for the first time ever

Standard & Poor’s decision makes it the first time the US’ credit rating has fallen below the highest level, AAA, which it has held since 1917.

# downgraded - Tuesday 5 July, 2011

Moody's downgrades Portugal to junk

Fears of a second bailout mean the outlook on Portuguese debt isn’t so good…

# downgraded - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Ireland's credit rating slashed by three grades to BBB+

We are now just two levels above Greece as Fitch downgrade us for the cost of supporting banking system.

# downgraded - Saturday 27 November, 2010

Anglo Irish Bank credit rating downgraded to junk

More bad news for Irish banks with latest round of credit downgrades.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: the big chill; pushing for a bailout deal; and the Limerick community which helped a mother keep her home by collecting €22k.

# downgraded - Wednesday 24 November, 2010

S&P downgrades Ireland over growing debt to prop up banks

The rating agency says the EU/IMF loan averted an even deeper downgrade.