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# Ecofin

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# euro star
It's a dirty, time-consuming job so why would Paschal want to become head of the Eurogroup?
Experts say that increased Irish influence in Europe could come at a cost.
# This Charming Man
Michael Noonan has struck a deal that will save Ireland €1.5 billion
The Finance Minister has been in Milan urging EU colleagues to support his push for early repayment of IMF loans.
# Bailout exit
Taoiseach to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT take back-up credit line
Enda Kenny is expected to inform the Dáil that Ireland will NOT avail of a precautionary credit line when it exits the bailout next month.
# Ecofin
"I'm reflecting" - Still no decision on post-bailout credit line says Noonan
Minister Noonan addressed the Finance Committee on the agenda for the upcoming Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting.
# Bailout exit
Eurozone finance ministers meet today as Ireland looks to December's bailout exit
With Ireland set to exit the Troika programme on 15 December, the question now is whether we’ll need a precautionary credit facility to ease it back into normal lending markets.
# Five years later
Bank bondholders would be forced to take losses under Noonan plan
The Financial Times has obtained a proposal circulated by Noonan on how Eurozone banks should deal with problems in future.
# Bailout loans
Ireland gets another seven years to repay its European bailout loans
EU finance ministers have officially signed off on a deal which means the average European loan will be repaid in 19.5 years.
# Retrospective recapitalisation
Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back
Michael Noonan has explained the significance of last night’s agreement between eurozone finance ministers about the potential retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.
# Debt deal
Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs
The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.
# EU Budget
Ireland to contribute over €90 million extra to EU budget for 2013
The contribution is part of an overall contribution of €7.3 billion to cover a spending shortfall from 2012.
# Two-pack
EU will inspect Ireland’s finances for decades after bailout, under new rules
The ‘two-pack’ also means the Budget will have to be submitted to Brussels for its approval every October from now on.
# Garda protest
Garda protest outside EU finance ministers meeting in Dublin Castle
Members of the Garda Representative Association are protesting outside the two-day summit of finance chiefs.
# Paperless meeting
EU finance chiefs to get tablet PCs for 'paperless' Dublin summit
EU finance ministers will hand back the tablets after the two-day summit concludes at Dublin Castle this weekend.
# Bailout
EU finance ministers confirm deal to delay Ireland's bailout repayments
Ministers have asked the Troika to come up with a proposal on the best options for extending the maturities of Irish loans.
# Budget 2014
Noonan confirms Budget 2014 to be brought forward to October
EU finance ministers are meeting in Brussels today to ratify proposals contained in the two-pack, a series of financial governance measures, which the Minister said would mean an earlier budget.
# Bailout
Deal could delay repayment of Ireland's EU bailout loans
The detail of extended loan repayments on the EU portion of Ireland’s bailout is still to be worked out but could save the State significant amounts of money in the coming years.
# Eurogroup
Key meeting in Brussels to discuss whether AIB, BoI costs can be recouped
Eurozone finance ministers will today discuss the key question of whether the Euro’s bailout fund will chip in to Ireland’s costs.
# 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.
# Eurogroup
Noonan arrives in Brussels for key talks on aid for banks
Michael Noonan will chair tomorrow’s meeting of EU finance ministers; today’s Eurogroup meeting will elect a new head.
# Banking deal
Quest for bank debt deal to continue at Cyprus ministers' meeting
Michael Noonan will meet his counterparts from around Europe in Cyprus today, hoping to make progress on shedding Ireland’s bank debts.
# Eurozone
Ireland may have to wait for money even after bank debt deal
Finance minister Michael Noonan has said there was “absolute support” in Europe for the principle of a deal on Ireland’s debt.
# Economy
EIB president would 'like to sort out the problems that Ireland has'
Finance minister Michael Noonan has said that there are hopes that Ireland will receive fresh funding for infrastructure projects.
# Crunchzeit
Noonan to continue promissory note campaign at Eurozone ministers' meeting
The minister for finance will meet his Eurozone counterparts this evening, and be joined by the non-euro ministers tomorrow.
# Greece
Noonan urges Greek parties to form government and stay in the euro
Attending a summit in Brussels, Michael Noonan says it is “very important that the eurozone stays intact”.
# Hungary
Hungary could lose EU funding over failure to sort domestic budget
Although the Budget deficit for 2012 will be within EU limits of 3 per cent of GDP, it’s only because of one-off windfalls.
# EU Budget
"Serious risk" of European Commission running out of funds in 2012, says Commissioner
The EU’s 2012 budget is set to increase it by 2 per cent to €129bn, but spending commitments have hit €147bn.
# Anglo
Noonan exploring bondholder burning plan
Minister for Finance and the ECB president are likely to discuss Noonan’s plan of imposing losses on senior Anglo and INBS bondholders next week.
# Bailout 2?
Here's how a new deal on EU bailouts could help Ireland escape a second one
A nutshell guide to how an amendment to the European Stability Mechanism could help Ireland get back on its feet.
# Bailout Republic?
Battle lines drawn as Europe insists Ireland's banking sector needs its help
As finance ministers meet, Olli Rehn says there’s liquidity crisis in the banks – contradicting Brian Lenihan.