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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 6°C

# Junk

All time
# frown jewels
Here's the incident that earned Ryan Wilson a citing for grabbing testicles
Lee Dickson had to act fast.
# cluttered mess
There's a lot of rubbish in space and it's becoming a big problem
Millions of small pieces of debris orbit the Earth and removing it is a complicated task.
# jesus wept
Man finds face of Jesus on rusting air conditioning unit
We take a look at some other Jesus sightings… no, really.
# Ireland
Moody’s rating upgrade “improves the Irish story”
Moody’s had said it expects that Ireland’s debt ratios will start to decline this year.
# Credit Rating
No more junk? Moody's set to issue its verdict on Ireland's bailout exit
Moody’s has been the most negative ratings agency when it comes to the State’s financial outlook.
# Junk Food
Junk food TV ad ban to begin in September, but cheese is excluded
A consultation process has resulted in lobbying from the industry to ensure that cheese advertising is not banned.
# yes really
Fitch ratings agency upgrades Greece
The move follows a crucial bond swap with private creditors by Greece at the weekend, which knocked over €100 billion off the country’s national debt.
# Junk
'Doctor' injected cement and tyre-filler into woman's rear
A woman posing as a doctor injected another woman’s rear end with a mixture of cement, mineral oil and flat-tyre sealant to create greater ‘curves’.
# Junk
European Commission slams "incomprehensible" Moody's downgrade
Jose Manuel Barroso’s spokesman says the Commission can’t understand why Moody’s is taking such a dim view.
# Bondwatch
Irish bond prices rocket - again - on 'junk' downgrade
If Ireland borrowed for two years, it would have to pay 18.6 per cent interest – 14 times what Germany would.
# Junk
Department of Finance 'disappointed' by Ireland's junk status
Moody’s decision to downgrade appears to indicate we’ll need a second bailout.
# Anger Management
Ratings agency gets Moody on Anglo... again
Unguaranteed bonds in Anglo and Irish Nationwide now lie eight notches below the junk threshold.
Ireland's banks downgraded to junk status
The decision follows last week’s announcement that Ireland’s own credit rating was being downgraded to one notch above junk status.
The 9 at 9: Monday
Nine things you need to know by 9am: Enda’s “charm offensive” continues, MORE bad news for Irish banks, and a new €430m ski resort in… Louth?