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#ESM

# esm - Tuesday 14 July, 2015

Greek PM says he signed a deal he doesn't believe in ... but will implement

He added that he plans to carry out his responsibilities in office for the next four years.

# esm - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Has Michael Noonan given up on a bank debt deal?

Not quite, but it looks like the government is pursuing other options.

# esm - Saturday 26 July, 2014

Angela Merkel's 'Dr No' makes Ireland's search for a bank debt deal much harder

Analysis: Dr Joachim Pfeiffer’s visit to Dublin this week was not a pleasant one for Enda Kenny.

# esm - Friday 25 July, 2014

# esm - Thursday 3 July, 2014

Noonan: Dara Calleary "is like an arsonist blaming the fire brigade"

The Finance Minister was accused of failing to deliver a deal on bank recapitalisation.

# esm - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

'We need to know what the strategy is': FF urges government to push for debt deal

“We need to know what the strategy is. At the moment we’re really in a vacuum,” Fianna Fáil’s finance spokesperson Michael McGrath said today.

# esm - Friday 17 January, 2014

Noonan says bank debt deal cannot be 'actively' pursued until 2015

The Minister for Finance met with the head of the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund, Klaus Regling, who reiterated his own view that any retrospective deal is not likely at the moment.

Government makes case for retroactive recapitalisation to European committee

A member of the European Parliament Committee who are in Dublin today to discuss the bank bailout said while Ireland has a case to make, so does every other country.

Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund

Ireland’s push for a bank debt deal may also come up, but is not on the formal agenda for the meeting today.

# esm - Friday 27 December, 2013

Taoiseach admits his own deadline on bank debt deal will be missed

Enda Kenny’s comments came prior to those of the European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso last week where he appeared to rule out any retrospective bank deal.

# esm - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

"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.

# esm - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Sinn Féin on Troika meeting: 'We gave it to them hard and heavy'

Pearse Doherty said that officials from the Troika told Sinn Féin that the chances of retrospective bank recapitalisation are “very slim”.

# esm - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Paschal Donohoe: ‘The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers’ ESM

Paschal Donohoe: ‘The ESM retrospective use is acknowledged in writing by EU ministers’

The Minister for European Affairs said the government would be holding them to their commitment if necessary.

# esm - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Creation of Single Supervisory Mechanism for eurozone banks is approved

The new set of banking rules “will restore fair lending conditions across the EU,” said Barroso.

German Finance Minister: 'Ireland did what Ireland had to do. And now everything is fine' ESM

German Finance Minister: 'Ireland did what Ireland had to do. And now everything is fine'

Wolfgang Schaeuble said that that retroactive use of the the ESM to recapitalise Irish banks was not probable.

# esm - Friday 27 September, 2013

Cyprus gets €1.5bn from EU's emergency fund

The crisis-hit nation has now received half of the package it was pencilled to get from the ESM.

ESM chief: Recouping of AIB, BoI costs "either difficult or impossible"

The Government had been hoping to unload the debt from the two bailed-out banks.

# esm - Saturday 21 September, 2013

German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target ECB

German ECB economist urges Ireland to stick to €3.1 billion target

Jorg Asmussen said he thought Ireland had made significant progress.

# esm - Saturday 22 June, 2013

EU finance ministers fail to agree on who should pay for bank bailouts

The 27 EU ministers will meet again Wednesday to try and finalise a decision.

# esm - Friday 21 June, 2013

Euro finance ministers agree direct help for banks

The 17 eurozone ministers are joined today by their 10 non-euro colleagues to discuss these issues in a Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.

# esm - Thursday 20 June, 2013

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 faces talks on bank sector reform and who should pay for future bailouts

Finance ministers are also expected to formally approve a 7-year extension on Ireland’s and Portugal’s bailout loans.

# esm - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

IMF gives the ok for €1 billion bailout loan for Cyprus

The IMF said the money is intended to stabilise the country’s ravage financial system.

# esm - Thursday 9 May, 2013

Column: Are we proud that Ireland is the poster child of austerity?

Austerity has not worked in Ireland or across the eurozone, writes Joan Collins, who points out that even the architects of our bailout admit it was the wrong path.

# esm - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Column: Who’s next in line to be consumed by the European crisis?

While other countries are showing signs of difficulty, it’s Spain’s deterioration which could bring the euro crisis to its most dangerous point, writes Tom McDonnell, who asks where Europe goes from here?

# esm - Monday 4 March, 2013

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.

# esm - Saturday 2 February, 2013

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.

# esm - Friday 14 December, 2012

Deal on Irish bank debt 'can be reached before 2014' - Kenny

The Taoiseach says discussions on the help Ireland can receive from the ESM can continue before a new banking supervisor is set up.

# esm - Thursday 13 December, 2012

European leaders agree on bank supervision

The deal comes after overnight talks, during which German Minister Wolfgang Schauble backed down on earlier objections.

# esm - Saturday 1 December, 2012

Eurozone's new bailout fund loses AAA credit rating

The European Stability Mechanism has been downgraded by Moody’s, following a similar drop for France.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

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

# esm - Tuesday 27 November, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful ESM

European court rules against Thomas Pringle, says ESM is lawful

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the eurozone’s permanent bailout fund is lawful.

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are the nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# esm - Tuesday 23 October, 2012

European Court of Justice to discuss legality of new permanent bailout fund ESM

European Court of Justice to discuss legality of new permanent bailout fund

The ECJ will today discuss whether the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) is legal under existing EU law.

# esm - Monday 22 October, 2012

Enda in Europe: next up, Paris.

The Taoiseach is to meet French President Francois Hollande and attend a large food fair to promote Irish produce.

Fianna Fáil, Sinn Féin call for clarification of Merkel and Kenny communiqué

Sinn Féin described the outcome of last night’s contact between Merkel and Kenny as a reiteration of a previous statement, while Fianna Fáil called for ‘plain language’.

# esm - Saturday 20 October, 2012

Govt insists agreement to address bank debt stands, FF says it's in denial

The government has continued to insist a deal on Ireland’s debt still stands despite comments from the German chancellor yesterday.

# esm - Friday 19 October, 2012

The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Here's the exact transcript of Angela Merkel's comments in Brussels

“It will not be a retroactive direct capitalisation. If recapitalisation is possible, it will come for the future.”

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