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# eurozone - Friday 25 July, 2014

Merkel ally: I told Enda Kenny that Ireland has no chance of a bank debt deal
# Nope Nope Nope
# Nope Nope Nope

Merkel ally: I told Enda Kenny that Ireland has no chance of a bank debt deal

Jul 25th 2014, 11:32 AM 15,787 Views 105 Comments

Bad news from Germany…

# eurozone - Friday 11 July, 2014

If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5?
# Countdown
# Countdown

If EU house price rises were a music chart, would Ireland make the top 5?

Jul 11th 2014, 11:56 AM 7,483 Views 11 Comments

Yes, just.

# eurozone - Thursday 10 July, 2014

An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe
# EU Tell Me
# EU Tell Me

An Oireachtas committee wants your ideas on how to grow the economy of Europe

Jul 10th 2014, 6:20 PM 5,632 Views 27 Comments

Your suggestions are a high-demand commodity.

# eurozone - Thursday 5 June, 2014

ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation
# Uncharted Territory
# Uncharted Territory

ECB announces negative rate in bid to fight deflation

Jun 5th 2014, 1:29 PM 12,961 Views 42 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

ECB action could be 'too little, too late' as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent
# Inflation Stations
# Inflation Stations

ECB action could be 'too little, too late' as eurozone inflation slows to 0.5 per cent

Jun 3rd 2014, 2:33 PM 11,474 Views 61 Comments

Disappointing inflation figures mean we’re likely to see some action this month, but will it make a difference?

# eurozone - Sunday 18 May, 2014

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life
# Cancer
# Cancer

Banning mobile phones and cigarettes - this MEP candidate wants a simpler way of life

May 18th 2014, 9:00 AM 17,129 Views 56 Comments

“We are literally floating in a sea of radiation nowadays. It’s completely reckless.”

# eurozone - Wednesday 14 May, 2014

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month
# Super Mario
# Super Mario

Mario has a bonus for tracker mortgage holders next month

May 14th 2014, 6:43 PM 22,712 Views 40 Comments

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

# eurozone - Friday 2 May, 2014

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless
# Crisis
# Crisis

Unemployment down in eurozone but 18 million still jobless

May 2nd 2014, 11:20 AM 5,471 Views 33 Comments

Greece is still the country faring the worst with an unemployment rate of 26.7 per cent.

# eurozone - Friday 7 March, 2014

Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Merkel on bank debt deal: ‘I have a positive outlook on the possible outcome’

Mar 7th 2014, 6:35 PM 11,280 Views 88 Comments

Having spent the morning at the EPP Congress, Merkel met with the Taoiseach and the Tánaiste at Government Buildings this afternoon.

# eurozone - Thursday 6 March, 2014

No interest rate break for tracker holders
# Tracker Bar
# Tracker Bar

No interest rate break for tracker holders

Mar 6th 2014, 4:00 PM 13,336 Views 29 Comments

ECB president Mario Draghi holds interest rates firm.

# eurozone - Wednesday 26 February, 2014

Column: The fight for the future of Ukraine is not over – not by a long shot
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Column: The fight for the future of Ukraine is not over – not by a long shot

Feb 26th 2014, 7:30 PM 14 Views 85 Comments

The deal struck between the government and opposition in Ukraine is a win for the EU … but Russia is not out of the fight, David Moloney.

# eurozone - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?
# Jyrki Katainen
# Jyrki Katainen

Column: Will Kenny finish the job he started as a 'reforming' leader in Brussels?

Feb 11th 2014, 1:05 PM 32 Views 58 Comments

If Enda Kenny seeks the position of either President of the European Council or head of the European Commission, he could achieve great things for Ireland and Europe, writes David Moloney.

# eurozone - Saturday 25 January, 2014

Explainer: What is this SEPA thing all about?
# Mo Money Mo Rights
# Mo Money Mo Rights

Explainer: What is this SEPA thing all about?

Jan 25th 2014, 8:15 AM 18,265 Views 26 Comments

Have you your IBAN ready?

# eurozone - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts
# Debt Ratio
# Debt Ratio

Good news! Eurozone governments are paying off their debts

Jan 22nd 2014, 4:12 PM 8,467 Views 26 Comments

Eurostat says the decline in government debt is the first since 2007.

# eurozone - Friday 17 January, 2014

Michael Noonan to discuss Troika exit with head of eurozone bailout fund
# Bank Debt Deal
# Bank Debt Deal

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

Jan 17th 2014, 7:05 AM 3,415 Views 11 Comments

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

# eurozone - Wednesday 1 January, 2014

And then there were 18: Latvia joins the Euro today
# Welcome Aboard
# Welcome Aboard

And then there were 18: Latvia joins the Euro today

Jan 1st 2014, 7:45 AM 10,143 Views 75 Comments

There was some surprise about the timing of Latvia’s request to join the Euro, but its government thinks it will help to attract investors.

# eurozone - Friday 27 December, 2013

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

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

Dec 27th 2013, 7:00 AM 6,693 Views 23 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Friday 20 December, 2013

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso
# Eurozone Crisis
# Eurozone Crisis

'Ireland wasn't a victim of the Euro, the Euro was a victim of Ireland's banks'- Barroso

Dec 20th 2013, 8:15 AM 16,291 Views 220 Comments

The European Commission President didn’t mince his words last night.

# eurozone - Saturday 14 December, 2013

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

The NTMA will play it safe and look to raise €6-10 billion on bond markets in 2014

Dec 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 4,048 Views 14 Comments

The NTMA say that they will not “run out the door” to make a long-term bond sale.

# eurozone - Friday 13 December, 2013

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office
# Jobs
# Jobs

Employment growth in Ireland outpaces the eurozone says EU stats office

Dec 13th 2013, 12:15 PM 5,831 Views 46 Comments

EU figures show that employment grew by 1.1 per cent in Ireland between July and September, second only to Portugal.

# eurozone - Thursday 21 November, 2013

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece
# Budget 2014
# Budget 2014

Dijsselbloem: EU ministers are 'losing patience' with Greece

Nov 21st 2013, 4:09 PM 9,225 Views 32 Comments

The Eurogroup President made the comments to a Greek newspaper ahead of the country’s draft budget announcement today.

# eurozone - Thursday 14 November, 2013

"We fully support Ireland's decision" - EU finance ministers
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

"We fully support Ireland's decision" - EU finance ministers

Nov 14th 2013, 10:34 PM 6,281 Views 42 Comments

After a meeting in Brussels this evening the Eurogroup also announced that Spain would would not be requesting any further assistance when it exit its banking bailout.

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan
# Bailout Exit
# Bailout Exit

"The purpose of the programme was actually to exit the programme" - Noonan

Nov 14th 2013, 4:10 PM 5,807 Views 63 Comments

The Finance Minster says that Ireland’s decision not to take a post-bailout credit line was because this was a “benign” time. The Troika say Ireland is in a “strong position”.

Europe's finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Europe's finance ministers discussing how best to deal with failing banks

Nov 14th 2013, 10:13 AM 2,766 Views 17 Comments

Michael Noonan is joining his eurozone counterparts in Brussels later today.

# eurozone - Wednesday 13 November, 2013

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

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

Nov 13th 2013, 7:30 PM 30 Views 91 Comments

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.

# eurozone - Thursday 31 October, 2013

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

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

Oct 31st 2013, 5:03 PM 11,366 Views 82 Comments

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

# eurozone - Sunday 27 October, 2013

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes
# Column
# Column

Damien Kiberd: If Enda wants cash from his EU mates, he needs to stop ticking the boxes

Oct 27th 2013, 8:30 AM 22 Views 66 Comments

Taoiseach Kenny wrote a letter to 26 EU heads about their 2012 “commitment” to give Ireland special treatment – but they don’t care for wimpish reminders.

# eurozone - Monday 21 October, 2013

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration
# Lampedusa
# Lampedusa

Column: Europe needs a new approach to illegal immigration

Oct 21st 2013, 12:45 PM 36 Views 172 Comments

Restoring fiscal health to the eurozone remains a serious challenge, but the EU must nevertheless find a solution to its illegal immigration crisis to prevent further tragedies, writes David Moloney.

# eurozone - Tuesday 15 October, 2013

Creation of Single Supervisory Mechanism for eurozone banks is approved
# Banking Union
# Banking Union

Creation of Single Supervisory Mechanism for eurozone banks is approved

Oct 15th 2013, 3:37 PM 1,643 Views 5 Comments

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

# eurozone - Tuesday 1 October, 2013

Slight rise in EU unemployment rate
# Jobless Numbers
# Jobless Numbers

Slight rise in EU unemployment rate

Oct 1st 2013, 10:58 AM 3,077 Views 13 Comments

The biggest increases in unemployment were in Greece and Cyprus. Ireland is seventh worst out of the 28 EU members.

# eurozone - Sunday 29 September, 2013

Political crisis in Italy as Berlusconi's ministers resign
# Italy
# Italy

Political crisis in Italy as Berlusconi's ministers resign

Sep 29th 2013, 7:52 AM 4,706 Views 12 Comments

The five ministers stepped down yesterday after what’s been called a ‘crazy act’ of encouragement from the former leader.

# eurozone - Friday 27 September, 2013

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

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

Sep 27th 2013, 4:43 PM 5,815 Views 42 Comments

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

# eurozone - Tuesday 24 September, 2013

Column: What do the results of the German election mean for Ireland and Europe?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: What do the results of the German election mean for Ireland and Europe?

Sep 24th 2013, 7:00 AM 14 Views 45 Comments

David Moloney breaks down the results of the 2013 German federal election, focusing on what kind of impact it will have on the wider eurozone economy – and, specifically, on Ireland’s corporation tax.

# eurozone - Monday 23 September, 2013

ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low

Sep 23rd 2013, 5:35 PM 8,318 Views 21 Comments

Mario Draghi says that the Eurozone is recovering, slowly, but had good news for holders of tracker mortgages.

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny
# Bank Debt Deal
# Bank Debt Deal

Merkel: Ireland has made good progress, I'm grateful to Enda Kenny

Sep 23rd 2013, 2:27 PM 9,877 Views 138 Comments

Earlier the Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore said that the result of the German election was never going to impact on Ireland’s push for retrospective recapitalisation of its banks.

# eurozone - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Good news for Ireland as Eurozone economy ‘stabilising’
# Recession
# Recession

Good news for Ireland as Eurozone economy ‘stabilising’

Aug 14th 2013, 10:20 PM 12,954 Views 68 Comments

New statistics from the European Commission show that recovery is underway.

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

Aug 14th 2013, 9:01 PM 9,355 Views 10 Comments

Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.