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# european-central-bank - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Christine Lagarde a no-show as she's voted in as new ECB President by secret ballot

Largarde is currently the outgoing chief of the International Monetary Fund.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 12 March, 2019

Mortgage interest rates will rise, says research, 'making repayment difficult' for some Irish households

Irish households are in a better position to withstand “adverse shocks” than it was in 2014.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 30 January, 2019

Central Bank governor Philip Lane only applicant for top role at European Central Bank

He’s on course to take job of chief economist from 1 June.

# european-central-bank - Saturday 28 October, 2017

'Do your job': Finance Committee wants ECB chief to explain role in tracker mortgage scandal

The committee’s chair said it is important to keep the pressure on the banks now.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 21 June, 2016

'Good for Ireland': Germany's top court rules that the ECB can 'print money'

The challenge to the bond-buying plan could have ended the single currency.

# european-central-bank - Monday 9 May, 2016

Irish households are the third most indebted in the EU

The Central Bank says this ranking is in spite of a significant decline in the ratio of household debt to disposable income.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 4 May, 2016

The €500 banknote looks set for the chop - but some Germans aren't happy

The note is known as a ‘Bin Laden’ because of its associations with crime.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 3 December, 2015

This man is taking the euro deeper and deeper into the unknown

The ECB cut a key interest rate to a new record low for the region today.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 20 October, 2015

These figures show Irish people lost more than anyone in the financial crisis

But it has been a good few years to be Dutch, Belgian or Danish.

# european-central-bank - Monday 20 July, 2015

Greek banks reopen as citizens face massive price hikes

Greeks will be able to withdraw up to €420 at once per week.

# european-central-bank - Saturday 4 July, 2015

It’s time to let Greece – and the euro – go

The Greek problem will never be solved within the eurozone. It’s time to let them leave the euro, default on their loans, and try to rebuild from there with the drachma.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 2 July, 2015

What's the issue with Greece's pension system?

The main bone of contention in negotiations between Greece and its creditors has been how to resolve the pension system. But why is it such a huge issue?

# european-central-bank - Monday 29 June, 2015

Closed banks, capital controls and a referendum... What next for Greece?

And what will it mean for Ireland if Greeks take the nuclear option?

# european-central-bank - Thursday 9 April, 2015

Greece says its debt crisis is a 'common European problem'

The country made its latest loan repayment today – but more trouble lies ahead.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 18 March, 2015

People are so mad about the ECB's new headquarters they're burning cars in Germany

Two police officers have also been injured ahead of a massive rally to coincide with the opening of the €1.3 billion skyscraper.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Euro takes a wallop as ECB plays hardball with Greece

The central bank will no longer accept Greek debt as collateral for loans.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 4 February, 2015

Greece is facing three massive tests for its debt plans today

It’s going to be a big day for the country’s new leaders.

# european-central-bank - Monday 2 February, 2015

The ECB is threatening Greece the same way it did Ireland before the bailout

It’s threatening to end emergency funding if the Greeks don’t play ball.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 27 November, 2014

Can the ECB be forced to come to Dublin for the banking inquiry?

Matt Carty of Sinn Fein said he hopes the goverment will be “robust” in making sure the ECB does take part.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 26 November, 2014

The ECB has more or less said: 'We're not going to Dublin, you can forget about it'

The banking inquiry’s public hearings will begin the week after next – but it looks like the ECB won’t be there.

# european-central-bank - Friday 21 November, 2014

The ECB is going to let you in on why they're slashing interest rates

Those on tracker loans will hear the decision-making process of the ECB’s record-low interest rates.

# european-central-bank - Friday 14 November, 2014

The Banking Inquiry has started contacting potential witnesses, but who?

Former ECB President Jean Claude Trichet has previously said that he will not appear before the committee.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 4 November, 2014

Ireland's biggest banks are getting a new regulator today and here's how it's going to work

Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes explains the detail of the new pan-eurozone Single Supervisory Mechanism.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 28 October, 2014

Here's when we'll find out if that infamous Trichet-Lenihan letter will be released

The ECB’s governing council will consider releasing the letter at its meeting next week

# european-central-bank - Thursday 4 September, 2014

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

# european-central-bank - Sunday 10 August, 2014

"Second class Euro membership": Ireland could lose automatic right to ECB vote

Under the new system, for one month every year Ireland will not be able to vote.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Is this the big bazooka? - €400 billion funding package announced by Draghi

SME and non-financial corporate lending is the main target of today’s package of measures, with the ECB also cutting inflation expectations.

ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation

The rate at which the European Central Bank pays commercial banks for depositing their unused cash has been reduced from zero per cent to minus 0.10 per cent.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month

Frankfurt looks set to deliver a long-awaited interest rate cut next month.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 7 May, 2014

Trichet: I won't appear before banking inquiry - it's not my responsibility

The former head of the ECB also said the Irish government made a decision on the bank guarantee without any consultation with the bank or other countries.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 1 May, 2014

European Bank Holiday leaves employees without wages despite early warnings

No interbank transaction can take place across the EU today.

# european-central-bank - Sunday 20 April, 2014

Damien Kiberd: United States of Europe? Then show us the benefits

With the EU forcing us into a ‘devaluation for slow learners’, isn’t it time we look closer at what exactly the euro has done for us?

# european-central-bank - Monday 24 March, 2014

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD ECB

Here's the letter the European Central Bank president wrote to a Fianna Fáil TD

Responding to queries from the finance spokesperson, Draghi said that ‘the viability of nationalised banks’ needs to be addressed.

# european-central-bank - Friday 21 March, 2014

Bank borrowing from ECB at lowest level since guarantee

Health of Irish system appears to be on the up as calls for support from Frankfurt slide

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 12 March, 2014

Feeling stressed? Banking tests on the horizon - but what do they mean?

A major review of Irish and European banks is due in the Autumn, and could have serious political and financial consequences.

# european-central-bank - Monday 10 March, 2014

Noonan: The Central Bank and Morgan Kelly should ‘have a conversation’

The Finance Minister has said that the Central Bank has “primary responsibility” regarding SME loans.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 5 December, 2013

Steady as she goes: ECB holds interest rate at record low of 0.25 per cent

Good news for those on tracker mortgages today as records remain at a record low.

# european-central-bank - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

‘It’s odious debt’: Dáil to debate ‘burning the bondholders’ tonight and tomorrow

The government will almost certainly oppose the motion and ensure that it does not pass when a vote is held tomorrow night.

# european-central-bank - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

Column: The real problem to our economic crisis? The eurozone itself is deeply flawed.

Our shared currency system is not just preventing our ability to recover but is at the root of inevitable further looming crises, writes Mike Hall.

# european-central-bank - Thursday 7 November, 2013

All-time low: ECB cuts its main interest in boost to tracker mortgage holders

ECB president Mario Draghi has cut the rate for the fifth time in two years.

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