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# mario-draghi - 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.

# mario-draghi - 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.

# mario-draghi - Monday 23 November, 2015

The poor euro is getting pummelled again

Things were looking OK there for a while.

# mario-draghi - Wednesday 15 April, 2015

Glitterbombing woman calls for 'end to ECB dictatorship'

That’s one way to make your point.

# mario-draghi - Monday 9 March, 2015

Explainer: Why the ECB will be pulling €1.1 TRILLION out of thin air... and what it means for you

The European Central Bank’s €1.1 trillion QE plan starts today.

# mario-draghi - Friday 6 March, 2015

The last few days have been pretty brutal for the euro

The ECB will start its €1.1 trillion spending programme on Monday and that’s hitting the currency hard.

# mario-draghi - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Here's what the new €20 note looks like

The notes won’t be distributed until 25 November.

# mario-draghi - Thursday 19 February, 2015

ECB head: Ireland could have burned bondholders

Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in Irish politics right now…

# mario-draghi - Thursday 5 February, 2015

Is the ECB 'so inept' that Greece may actually end up leaving the euro?

Europe’s lender of last resort is facing a torrent of criticism in the fallout from last night’s statement concerning Greece’s government debt

# mario-draghi - 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.

# mario-draghi - Sunday 25 January, 2015

# mario-draghi - Saturday 24 January, 2015

Conor McGregor, Queen Elizabeth and club sandwiches: The week in numbers

Plus: How much does it cost to rent an Irish pub on wheels?

# mario-draghi - Friday 23 January, 2015

# mario-draghi - Thursday 22 January, 2015

Stand and deliver: Super Mario fires off a €1 TRILLION ECB spending spree

The central bank has finally announced its long-awaited money-creation programme.

It's not the best time to order stuff from America...

Something big happened today…

# mario-draghi - Wednesday 14 January, 2015

The head of the ECB is greasing markets for a money-printing injection

An advisor to the EU’s top court has cleared a controversial bond-buying scheme.

# mario-draghi - Wednesday 7 January, 2015

The ECB will get radical soon to stop the eurozone going down a deflationary hole

Prices are falling, but that’s not the good news you may think.

# mario-draghi - Monday 5 January, 2015

This chart shows why you're getting less and less US dollars for your euro

The fresh talk of Greece leaving the Euro really isn’t helping.

# mario-draghi - Wednesday 17 December, 2014

Enda: I'll ask Mario Draghi to attend the banking inquiry

The Taoiseach was described as “a crawler” by Sinn Féin’s Mary Lou McDonald in the Dáil today.

# mario-draghi - Thursday 4 December, 2014

European economies look even sicker than expected, but the ECB isn't getting radical yet

There will be no new ECB spending spree this month – despite growth forecasts being slashed.

# mario-draghi - 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.

# mario-draghi - Tuesday 18 November, 2014

Sorry Ireland, Draghi says the ECB won't be fronting the banking inquiry

The central bank has been accused of treating Ireland with disdain.

# mario-draghi - Thursday 2 October, 2014

The ECB will start its shopping spree within weeks to get the eurozone going

Interest rates remain at record lows as euro bankers plan a two-year spending binge.

# mario-draghi - Friday 29 August, 2014

Pressure is mounting on Mario Draghi to turn on the cash taps

Weak inflation data from the EU could force the Italian’s hand.

# mario-draghi - Thursday 14 August, 2014

This morning, major European economies hit the slow lane. Here's what it means.

Germany and France both posted negative results, with pressure now on Mario Draghi to act.

# mario-draghi - Friday 6 June, 2014

Will the ECB's new €400 billion lending plan filter down to Irish SMEs?

Yesterday the ECB sought to match words with actions, but will it have an impact for Irish SMEs?

# mario-draghi - 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.

# mario-draghi - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

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

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

# mario-draghi - 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?

# mario-draghi - Sunday 9 March, 2014

Morgan Kelly warns SMEs could ‘go under’ taking a big chunk of the Irish economy Forecast This post contains videos

Morgan Kelly warns SMEs could ‘go under’ taking a big chunk of the Irish economy

Kelly said there is going to be a lot of SMEs cleared out ‘in one go’ following ECB stress tests.

# mario-draghi - Thursday 19 December, 2013

Bank note computer game winners to receive Mario Draghi signed €5 note

The new €10 banknote will be unveiled on 13 January 2014.

# mario-draghi - Monday 16 December, 2013

Irish banks still a source of 'some concern' says Mario Draghi

He said swift and decisive action is needed to address some of the issues in the Irish banking system.

# mario-draghi - 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.

# mario-draghi - 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.

# mario-draghi - Wednesday 23 October, 2013

Five Irish banks included in ECB stress-test plans

Bank of Ireland, AIB, Merrill Lynch International Bank, Ulster Bank and Permanent TSB have all been named on a list of 128 banks to take part in the process.

When Michael met Mario: Noonan in Frankfurt for bailout exit talks with ECB chief

Michael Noonan meets Mario Draghi for discussions on how Ireland will exit its international bailout programme on 15 December.

# mario-draghi - Monday 23 September, 2013

ECB chief says tracker mortgage rates to remain low

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

# mario-draghi - Thursday 4 July, 2013

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates ECB

ECB breaks tradition and pledges continued low interest rates

Mario Draghi says ‘market volatility’ is the reason for commitment as Bank of England makes similar assurance.

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